Imagining Caribbean Womanhood: Race, Nation and Beauty Competitions, 1929-70 - Gender in History (Paperback)Rochelle Rowe (author)
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'Imagining Caribbean Womanhood is a ground-breaking study that reveals the complex interweaving of beauty culture, gendered experience, and nationalism in a pivotal moment in Caribbean history.'
Jessica P. Clark, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of History, The Business of Beauty: Gender and the Body in Modern London
'Historians often publish their first books by obligation... Second books are often the books that historians want to write. To her credit, Rochelle Rowe's first monograph reads like it is her second...Rowe's writing demonstrates both clarity of mind and expression and is free of foggy jargon. Rowe's work, grounded in the cosmopolitan colonialism and multiculturalism of the Caribbean, will be of note and interest to social and cultural historians of the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Great Britain, and the Atlantic world.'
Michael Edward Stanfield, American Historical Review
'It is also one of very few historical studies that focuses on colourism, a phenomenon which has its origins in slavery and has continued up to the present. Rowe's book then constitutes a major addition to the fields of Caribbean women's history and race history.'
Henrice Altink - Professor Modern History & author of Public Secrets: Race and Colour in Colonial and Independent Jamaica
'Imagining Caribbean Womanhood is an outstanding contribution to studies of creolization and hybridity for its rigorous attention to these concepts as value laden and embedded in performances of the body in West Indian popular culture and nationalisms. I highly recommend Imagining Caribbean Womanhood to popular and academic audiences interested in the politics of beauty and decolonization movements.'
Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy, Dickinson College
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