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Welcome to our site! This is an engaging affirming space for discussing the book and the issues therein. We’d love to hear your thoughts about each of the five sections of volume. We also welcome you to sound off about your own creative, complex, and compelling experiences of hair and body.

Peace and Blessings, Regina & Kimberly



Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:12 pm

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No new posts Blackberries and Redbones - Section One

Hair/Body Politics as Expressions of the Life Cycle
This section explores how hair and body politics are marked and negotiated during all phases of life, such as rites of passage. It also emphasizes the notion of hair and body as a statement of social identity.



Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:33 am

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No new posts Blackberries and Redbones - Section Two

Hair/Body as Power
Hair and body are used to reinvent self. In a society that imposes standards that counter self-defined Black corporeal representations, power is a critical resource. Essays in this section will highlight forms of resistance used to challenge the dominant notions of beauty.



Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:37 am

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No new posts Blackberries and Redbones - Section Three

Hair/Body in Art and Popular Culture
This section discusses the impact of mediated images on how we construct, define and make meaning of our aesthetic images. Specifically, it addresses the implications of mass-produced representations of the Black body. Contributors will deal with the larger issues of commodification, capitalism, aesthetics, and technology as they relate to the biological body within popular media and art forms.



Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:34 am

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No new posts Blackberries and Redbones - Section Four

Celebrations, Innovations, and Applications of Hair/Body Politics
Chapters in this section acknowledge the complexities associated with loving blackness in its varied and diverse form by articulating new and interesting archetypes for understanding Black hair and body politics. By engaging in self-definition, self-evaluation and self-reflection, authors convey the importance of deconstructing and reconstructing how Black corporeal aesthetics are conceptualized. Here, the emphasis is on celebrations, innovations and applications of Black corporeal aesthetics that cross the Atlantic and traverse the African Diaspora in multiple directions.



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No new posts Blackberries and Redbones - Section Five

Contradictions, Complications and Complexities of Hair/Body Politics
In our final section, authors introduce, develop or expound upon crucial issues that advance the study of Black hair/ body politics. By taking note of, for example, how Black people participate in the politicization of the Black body, of how Black male and female bodies are economized differently, and of the cultural fragmentation of Africana communities, we gain a better perspective of the contradictions, complications, and complexities inherent in Black hair/body politics. These perspectives then allow us to theorize about and deconstruct interlocking systems, providing an opportunity to transform our notions of hair/body politics.



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