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Permanent Waves : The Making of the American Beauty Shop - Julie Ann Willett

Permanent Waves

The Making of the American Beauty Shop

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780814793589
Number Of Pages: 262

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A cut above most workplace histories. Looking at the separate but sometimes overlapping development of European and African-American hairdressing from the early twentieth century to the present, Willett shows how race shaped different trajectories for black and white salons.--Lingua FrancaOffers an unusually comprehensive look at a significant twentieth-century industry and female preoccupation--American Historical ReviewRefreshing to read a history so firmly historicized and grounded in working-class and Afro-American history-- Journal of Social HistoryCarefully nuanced and [a] compelling history.-- Nan Enstad, The Journal of American HistoryThroughout the twentieth century, beauty shops have been places where women could enjoy the company of other women, exchange information, and share secrets. The female equivalent of barbershops, they have been institutions vital to community formation and social change.But while the beauty shop created community, it also reflected the racial segregation that has so profoundly shaped American society. Links between style, race, and identity were so intertwined that for much of the beauty shop's history, black and white hairdressing industries were largely separate entities with separate concerns. While African American hair-care workers embraced the chance to be independent from white control, negotiated the meanings of hair straightening, and joined in larger political struggles that challenged Jim Crow, white female hairdressers were embroiled in struggles over self-definition and opposition to their industry's emphasis on male achievement. Yet despite their differences, black and white hairdressers shared common stakes as battles were waged over issues of work, skill, and professionalism unique to women's service work.Permanent Waves traces the development of the American beauty shop, from its largely separate racial origins, through white recognition of the ethnic market, to the present day.

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"Offers an unusually comprehensive look at a significant twentieth-century industry and female preoccupation."--American Historical Review

ISBN: 9780814793589
ISBN-10: 0814793584
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.56 x 15.01  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.37

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