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Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391319-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9131-9
Published: 21 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375043-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7504-3
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-069
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... flip- flops. How was I gonna kill myself with those? I looked around the room in desperation and got an idea: the toilet! If I could make it across the room, I could do a handstand over the toilet bowl, throw out my arms, and bam! I d either snap my neck and die, or I d conk out and drown in the water...
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
.... Monday I worked till mid- afternoon, came home, took the drowsy pill, conked out. Surfaced just be- fore Judit, bearing chicken soup, came to fetch me for our Feldenkrais class. The class was, as always, succor for body and soul. I lay on the floor, moved minutely, and every so often dozed off. An hour...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-111
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... anymore. Fortunately for us she was there. What would I have done with those little guys? I d already had hard luck with their mother, a flighty and fragile girl. At the time of the events the Toyota was running slower and the engine conked out now and then but on the Day of the Dead we weren t riding...
Published: 09 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012269-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1226-9
... conk hairstyle, and in the 1960s, Afro- Cubans wore natural Afros in solidarity with the Black Power movement in the United States. Just a few houses up from the hairdressing school, in the upper floor of the Bar Cabaña, is a bartending school , where a visiting American bartender ad- dresses a roomful...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-066
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... girls in way- out silk and satin dresses and shoes, their hair done in all kinds of styles, the men sharp in their zoot suits and crazy conks and every body grinning and greased and gassed . . . My long- suppressed Afri- can instincts broke through and loose. In their needs, constraints, their corol...
Published: 02 April 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... conk out and drown in the water. But then I started to worry what if I survived with a broken neck? Or just knocked myself out? Not to mention, the walls suddenly seemed to be moving. Then the floor, too. I wasn t sure I could even get across the room in this state. Combat Readiness 147 I folded the...
Published: 09 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012269-022
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1226-9
... an art form and as a political statement. In the 1940s, African Americans expressed their identity through the conk hairstyle, and in the 1960s, Afro- Cubans wore natural Afros in solidarity with the Black Power movement in the United States. Just a few houses up from the hairdressing school, in the...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... the album features the duo at a piano, Kgosinkwe with conked hair, wearing a slightly oversized black suit with red stripes and a red bow tie. Nciza compliments him in a red dress, a diamond choker, and a fox fur on her shoulder, once again performing 1950s glamour. When pos si ble, the music videos...
Book Chapter

By Lynn M. Thomas
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007050-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0705-0
...): 69 92. Craig, Maxine. Ain t I a Beauty Queen? Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Craig, Maxine. The Decline and Fall of the Conk; Or, How to Read a Pro cess. Fashion Theory 1, no. 4 (1997): 399 420. Cramp, Arthur J. Nostrums and Quackery: Articles...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-097
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
Book Chapter

By Lynn M. Thomas
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007050-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0705-0
..., Decline and Fall of the Conk ; Peiss, Hope in a Jar, 41; Banks, Hair Matters; Craig, Ain t I a Beauty Queen?, chaps. 2, 6; P. Russell, Styling Blackness. 46. See, for instance, Craig, Ain t I a Beauty Queen?, 26; S. Walker, Style & Status, 68. Similarly, in A Chosen Exile, Hobbs makes no mention of skin...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-053
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1