Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them (Paperback)
  • Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them (Paperback)
zoom

Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them (Paperback)

(author)
£23.95
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 31/07/2004
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Beginning in the late nineteenth century, mainstream magazines established ideal images of white female culture, while comparable African American periodicals were cast among the shadows. Noliwe M. Rooks's Ladies' Pages sheds light on the most influential African American women's magazines--Ringwood's Afro-American Journal of Fashion, Half-Century Magazine for the Colored Homemaker, Tan Confessions, Essence, and O, the Oprah Magazine--and their little-known success in shaping the lives of black women.

Ladies' Pages demonstrates how these rare and thought-provoking publications contributed to the development of African American culture and the ways in which they in turn reflect important historical changes in black communities. What African American women wore, bought, consumed, read, cooked, and did at home with their families were all fair game, and each of the magazines offered copious amounts of advice about what such choices could and did mean. At the same time, these periodicals helped African American women to find work and to develop a strong communications network. Rooks reveals in detail how these publications contributed to the concepts of black sexual identity, rape, migration, urbanization, fashion, domesticity, consumerism, and education. Her book is essential reading for everyone interested in the history and culture of African Americans.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813534251
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Black Britain
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
Windrush
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Washing Of The Spears
Added to basket
The History of Mary Prince
Added to basket
Hurricane
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Added to basket
Exodus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Added to basket
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The Three Degrees
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
American Slavery
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Racism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The World's War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Future of Christianity
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.