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By Tiffany M. Gill

Looking during the lens of black enterprise background, Beauty store Politics indicates how black beauticians within the Jim Crow period parlayed their monetary independence and entry to a public neighborhood house into structures for activism. Tiffany M. Gill argues that the wonder performed a vital function within the production of the fashionable black woman id and that the doubtless frivolous house of a good looks salon really has influenced social, political, and financial change.

From the founding of the nationwide Negro company League in 1900 and onward, African american citizens have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit via beginning their very own companies, yet black women's forays into the enterprise international have been overshadowed through these of black males. With a extensive scope that encompasses the position of gossip in salons, ethnic attractiveness items, and the social meanings of African American hair textures, Gill indicates how African American good looks marketers equipped and sustained a colourful tradition of activism in attractiveness salons and faculties. greater by means of lucid portrayals of black beauticians and drawing on archival examine and oral histories, Beauty store Politics conveys the standard operations and wealthy tradition of black attractiveness salons in addition to their position in development community.

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