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By Tiffany M. Gill

Looking throughout the lens of black company historical past, Beauty store Politics exhibits how black beauticians within the Jim Crow period parlayed their fiscal independence and entry to a public group area into systems for activism. Tiffany M. Gill argues that the sweetness performed an important position within the production of the fashionable black woman id and that the possible frivolous house of a good looks salon really has motivated social, political, and fiscal change.

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

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