The Impact of Hair on African American Women’s Collective Identity Formation

dc.contributor.author Garrin, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.author Marcketti, Sara
dc.contributor.department Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
dc.date 2019-02-16T13:54:43.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:47:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:47:21Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
dc.date.issued 2017-12-05
dc.description.abstract <p>The Black Pride and Power Movements of the 1960s and 1970s changed the aesthetic of the larger African American community, promoting self-affirmation and reclaiming African pride. As individuals engaged in the movement, they began to internalize new meanings and understandings of themselves, leading to self-transformation and collective identity that promoted the specific political ideology and agenda of the group. In this research, the lived experiences of African American women who were emerging adults (ages 18–25) during the Civil Rights Movement from 1960 to 1974 were examined, through in-depth interviews, to understand their experiences with wearing natural hairstyles during this time. Seven participants highlighted how wearing natural hair was used in the three dimensions of collective identity formation: boundaries, consciousness, and negotiation. Participants’ counterhegemonic use of appearance constructed, created, and negotiated a collective identity that was aligned with demonstration for racial equality of African Americans.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Garrin, A., & <strong>Marcketti, S. B. </strong>(2018). The impact of hair on African American women’s collective identity formation. <em>Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 36</em>(2),104-118. Doi: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0887302X17745656">10.1177/0887302X17745656</a>. Posted with permission. </p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.subject.disciplines Gender and Sexuality
dc.subject.keywords cultural values
dc.subject.keywords dress
dc.subject.keywords ethnicity
dc.subject.keywords gender
dc.subject.keywords hair
dc.subject.keywords social identity
dc.subject.keywords social values
dc.subject.keywords women
dc.subject.keywords pride
dc.subject.keywords activism
dc.title The Impact of Hair on African American Women’s Collective Identity Formation
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