The Color Complex

The Color Complex

The Politics of Skin Color in A New Millennium

Paperback - 2013
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A provocative exploration of how Western standards of beauty are influencing cultures across the globe and impacting personal, professional, romantic and familial relationships. Processes like skin lightening in India, hair smoothing in Black America, eyelid reconstruction in China, and plastic surgery worldwide continue to rise in popularity for men and women facing discrimination from both within and outside of their own increasingly fluid ethnic groups. Now including a wealth of new information since the first edition of The Color Complex over two decades ago, the authors, through a historical and sociological lens, have measured the impact of recent pop culture events effecting race relations to determine whether colorism has gotten better or worse over time.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2013.
Edition: Rev. ed., 2nd Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307744234
Branch Call Number: 305.896073
Characteristics: xvi, 287 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hall, Ronald E.
Wilson, Midge


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