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Untangling the Knots
Untangling the Knots
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Untangling the Knots

Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Femininity in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Mazuba Haanyama

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Untangling the Knots

Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Femininity in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Mazuba Haanyama

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Untangling the Knots. This work is a product of my Masters Thesis Research. I was involved in a South African Netherlands Program for Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) research project. This project aimed to critically engage the role of popular culture in influencing youth cultures. Within this framework, I chose to do research on constructions of beauty as they are articulated through the politics of hair. I wanted to use the politics of hair as a lens into reading bodily performances, which negotiate political constructions of class, race and gender. By using hair and the constructions of beauty, as a lens, I intended on critically addressing contemporary cultural constructions of femininity as embedded in discourses of popular culture. I focused on young black middle class women located in a post-Apartheid context. I argue that their post- Apartheid locations position these women in critical relationship to the dynamic meanings of class and race in which I am interested, providing nuanced ways of deconstructing understandings of gendered subjectivities.

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Year
2011
ISBN
9783844307078
Edition
1

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Haanyama, M. (2011). Untangling the Knots (1st ed.). LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3336967/untangling-the-knots-understanding-the-hair-politics-of-black-femininity-in-postapartheid-south-africa-pdf (Original work published 2011)
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Haanyama, M. (2011) Untangling the Knots. 1st edn. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3336967/untangling-the-knots-understanding-the-hair-politics-of-black-femininity-in-postapartheid-south-africa-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
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Haanyama, Mazuba. Untangling the Knots. 1st ed. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2011. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.