Weaving weave

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stephanie J. Woods (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Mariam Aziza Stephan

Abstract: As an artist I frequently disclose memories shared with my mother, aunts and friends to explore the identities of African American women; specifically their relationship to their hair and skin complexion post slavery. My videos, sculptures, and photography explore multilayered issues, such as-what are ways African American women use hair manipulation as a mask to hide their true identities? And, what are the effects of colorism in present day society?

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2015
Keywords
African American, Colorism, Hair, Mask, Weave, Women
Subjects
Identity (Psychology) in art
Ethnicity in art
African American women $x Race identity $z United States
African American art $x Social aspects
Art and race
Hair $x Social aspects $z United States
Beauty, Personal $x Social aspects $z United States

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