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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The dandy represents a complicated dance between race, gender, power, and style. Primarily, dandyism as a fashion trend was born in Europe during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. More specifically, the dandy is mostly a British construct who came into being in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., formal portraits of self-styled young black men set against bright, patterned backdrops. Some, however, have been skeptical of not only the accessibility and somewhat pedagogical subject matter vis-à-vis the contemporary black male in life and representation, but also his retro photorealist technique...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the representation of race, status, and power in the process. Akin to the Pan-African advocates of the twentieth century, the artist employed a realist style and located a shared heritage among the African diaspora. Much like the intellectuals of Négritude who attempted to reimagine notions of “blackness,” Wiley...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... shimmering skin—this paper traces Baker’s spectacular invention of “skin-fashion” and its importance for how we think about style and racial visibility today. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2015 Josephine Baker skin-fashion performance race and style SKIN FASHION...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... African American, Latin American, and African and Caribbean women and men were represented in fashion and advertising in the United States. In this interview, we discuss such topics as how race plays a part in the fashion industry, hair styling, and working with models. Copyright © 2015 Nka: Journal...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Bill Gaskins This essay is an account of the production of the most reproduced photograph from Good And Bad Hair: Photographs by Bill Gaskins , my monograph on the role of hair styling in American culture through the lives of African Americans. The essay also recalls and unpacks a number...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: American Runway Revolution, which revisits the famed fashion battle at Versailles and examines the dynamics of race, economics, beauty, history, and the epic results of that legendary night in 1973 at the Chateau de Versailles. When five American designers enjoy victory against their French counterparts...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 126–128.
Published: 01 November 2015
... industry signals a newfound creative energy and prosperity, yet it also raises debate around such issues as Westernization, postcolonialism, race, gender equality and religion. Haute Africa focused on the work of photographers who are not interested in African fashion per se but who choose instead...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 90–93.
Published: 01 November 2015
... • 37 • November 2015 FASHION STUDIES from Duke University Press ASIANS WEAR CLOTHES ON THE INTERNET Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging Minh-Ha T. Pham 38 illustrations, paper, $24.95 “Asians Wear Clothes...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Cheryl Finley; Deborah Willis How the black body has been imagined in the West has always been a rich site for global examination and contestation. The representation and depiction of black peoples often has been governed by prevailing attitudes about race and sexuality. How the black body...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (35): 64–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Lisa Greyvenstein This research investigates the Neo-Baroque aesthetic of excess in contemporary South African art and explores reasons for the emergence of this style. The artists’ exploitation of the Neo-Baroque aesthetic of excess as a comment on social concerns reveals a sense of crisis within...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... As significant as this Scholars Publishing, 2012). text has been, its attempts to “make space” for black figures in the 22 Monica L. Miller, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the canon of art history and its reading of race and aesthetics through Styling of Black Diasporic Identity (Durham, NC: Duke...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 24–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... is also often stimulated by my time in Jamaica, where the legacy of colonialism has ensured that race relations are a constant touch• stone of Caribbean existence. Sometimes, my interests are voyeuristic, and I find myself spying on mixed-race couples and wondering how they perceive each other...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 14–29.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Mia L. Bagneris Unequivocal in his professed lack of interest in incorporating any sort of African influence into his work, Palmer Hayden once famously quipped: “I never had any desire to paint anything about Africa. I painted what Negroes, colored people, us Americans do … we’re a brand new race...
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Nka (2002) 2002 (16-17): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... With these works, Breitz appears to challenge ideologies of race on the Candice Breitz, Ghost Series #6,1996, C-print, 27x40" grounds of a binary essentialism, while paradoxically locating her visual discourse in the very same milieu. Included in the exhibition were several postcards bearing...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with race and gender. We medicine, it must be delivered inside his favorite see this from the way it is styled. With the tuxedo food. . . .You have to figure out how you can make everywhere in the video, it hails this community of your message palatable for those who may not want African American...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... age of polar exploration and its link to geographic science and empire, then examine how its analysis was reprised and extended by Julien’s 2004 film. Julien’s film takes the critical scholarship of the book in new directions and in the process makes us think differently about Arctic discourses, race...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 154–158.
Published: 01 November 2019
... takes a multifaceted approach, arguing that modernity can only be truly parsed by examining how race, class, and gender cross paths. The exhibition unfolds in roughly two parts: post-abolition Paris and the creation of the artistic avant-garde, and twentieth-century connections between the Harlem...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
...- there, but when he bought his car, he had less need thropic work involved him extensively with what of grazing, and the Allens built a house on the plot, were at the time termed “native affairs.” He was a cottage in picture-­book English style, to which well informed on the debates about race then cur...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 128–139.
Published: 01 November 2011
... as the frame of ‘moral suasion’ do you imagine you could prevail for a nexus of sex and race and violence. From this on us to give up a thousand millions of dollars in trance of rape, exploitation, violence, greed, and the value of our slaves, and a thousand millions of spiritual bankruptcy, Walker...