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Recommended Resource - Liberated Threads by Tanisha C. Ford

Liberated Threads Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul By Tanisha C. Ford

In this thought-provoking book, Tanisha C. Ford explores how and why black women in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg incorporated style and beauty culture into their activism.

Focusing on the emergence of the “soul style” movement—represented in clothing, jewellery, hairstyles, and more—Liberated Threads shows that black women’s fashion choices became galvanizing symbols of gender and political liberation. Drawing from an eclectic archive, Ford offers a new way of studying how black style and Soul Power moved beyond national boundaries, sparking a global fashion phenomenon.

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