I Am Not My Hair
People in society often base their identity on the way they look, modeling themselves after images seen in the media. Constructed through cultural ideals, image as identity has be come the basis for determining societal norms. In this research I use Black feminist theory to show how hair in the Black community has become a contributing factor when determining standards of identity through image, as well as through cultural acceptance of what it means to be Black. Through autoethnography I analyze the ways in which societal, cultural, gendered and media norms control race representations based on hair.
Turner, Feliece. "I Am Not My Hair" Oakland Journal 25 (2015). 58-82
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