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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
... blackness and black people with a perverse foreignness. In the figures of Soubise and Shonibare, these insults are turned into a fabulous, subversive queerness productive of both nurture and death. BLACK QUEER DANDY THE BEAUTY WITHOUT WHOM WE CANNOT LIVE Monica L. Miller...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Based on my previous research on black women and the politics of beauty culture in the twentieth century, I examine the ways that online natural-hair communities provide a rich archive for those who wish to take seriously the concerns of black women. Specifically, this essay discusses the ways in which...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 40–53.
Published: 01 November 2021
... vociferously against nationalism in politics and art, both locally and regionally. In doing so, they shifted the audience of modern Egyptian art and created a new, transnational public. For these reasons, the author calls this movement the “Beautiful Black Cloud” of modern Egyptian Art. It was violent, stormy...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 4–5.
Published: 01 November 2015
... works on the racial implications of beauty, fashion, and adornment; racial inequality in education; race, migration, and urbanization; and black women’s studies. Notes Nka...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Through the Ebony Fashion Fair, Johnson Publishing Company brought exclusive design into very public spaces and featured it on black bodies. The traveling show reiterated the publishing company’s project of featuring the best in black life, and it used fashion, beauty, and glamour to accomplish that end...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
... stakes, New York vs. Paris, the Palace of Versailles, 650 jet-setters, and 11 bold, beautiful, brilliant black women. But my decision to actually make the docu- mentary...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., these audience mem- bers may relive the upsetting effects of the repeated epistemic violation of images of (semi-) naked black bodies. The title of the piece, Silent Performance, and that of the exhibition Beauty and Pleasure, trouble stereotypical readings of black nakedness as exclu- sive sites of injury...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 152–161.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of cosmopolitan societies and selves; and the changing representation of blackness, desire, and beauty across time and space. His archive thus not only constitutes a rare document of the black experience in postwar Britain during the Swinging Sixties, but also provides an important frame of reference, overlapping...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... its professed adoration of her, nevertheless struggles with the principles of black beauty and black agency. The story of Charlotte March’s photograph...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 42–47.
Published: 01 November 2010
... with its obsessive decoration and its focus on black figuration. It won awards and the admiration of institutions and collectors. The new work employs a reduced palette, eschews glitter, and rewards the extended gaze in a way that his previous excess could not. This recent work also allows the viewer...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (13-14): 120.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Gen Doy Copyright © 2001 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2001 shism and Black Beauties." Since Black Visual Culture...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and newspapers. She established her identity esis of the so-called pure, chaste, and beautiful as a fashion trendsetter, known in Johannesburg Caucasian woman. Black women’s bodies, adorned for her “excellent taste in clothes.”16 Seemingly in Afro wear, became the surfaces upon which the overnight Kente...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 108–113.
Published: 01 May 2000
... own name with that of W.E.B. DuBois and Madame C miserly minister of finance who apparently practiced the art. The Walker, an early entrepreneur in the black beauty industry and inven• word was brought to England and popularized by the most famous tor of the hot comb. Maybe...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 70–73.
Published: 01 November 2001
... it meant - what it means - to be black, beautiful and homosexual in America. Most previous portraits of Hughes had tiptoed around the ques...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 60–69.
Published: 01 November 2016
... are in a post-Black is beautiful discursive space 33 (1998): 38. where “post” points to the waning of old paradigms 12 Daniel Miller, “Fashion and Ontology in Trinidad,” in Design and Aesthetics: A Reader, ed. Jerry Palmer and Mo Dodson...
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Nka (1998) 1998 (8): 14–17.
Published: 01 May 1998
.... that this is obviously not a black beauty European collectors are influential As in Trinidad, living and working with a wicker basket on her head or a within the Trinidad art scene, often in Kingston, Jamaica as a contempo- Rkjhfc Christopher Cozier, Pott...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of shared black cultural experi- rampant and unfetishized black beauty.”15 ence, but they do speak to the nightmarish racial Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. argues that “cultural forms experiences that many African Americans have such as tales, stories, and music (especially the per- known in America...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to be anything but desirable or in his speech “Pictures and Progress” could be said beautiful, have been too great to bear? to have spawned the burden of so-called positive In the marketplaces of female beauty, the texture representation—both in visual culture and in every- of black hair has commonly been...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 82–89.
Published: 01 May 2007
... visual politics that both testifies to and aestheti- mother lovingly looks on. The film manages to cizes the beauty of black life in an unprecedented visualize the mundane moments of beauty occur• manner. Clear linkages could be drawn between ring in the life of the ghetto in such a way...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (25): 30–47.
Published: 01 November 2009
...: ½- to 1-in. diameter. © Fred Wilson, courtesy of PaceWildenstein, Waste. Black. Beautiful. Shiny. Reflective.” 49 Trac - between white and black. This continual motion is New York. Photo: Ellen Labenski. ing the range from the beauty of black Murano a productive place...