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ERIC Number: EJ1035597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Reclaiming Our Roots: The Influences of Media Curriculum on the Natural Hair Movement
Jeffries, Rhonda Baynes; Jeffries, Devair
Multicultural Perspectives, v16 n3 p160-165 2014
This article, theoretically constructed on Gramsci's notion of cultural hegemony, explores the use of Black female hair as a cultural signifier in two media texts, specifically Adrienne Kennedy's play, "Funnyhouse of a Negro," and Chris Rock's documentary, "Good Hair," in specific media texts. Analysis of the verbal and visual rhetoric regarding a Black female aesthetic revealed associated themes of generational family influences and identity formation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A