Film, Video American Roots: Hairdressers & Beauty Shop Culture in America
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- American Roots: Hairdressers & Beauty Shop Culture in America
- Candacy Taylor discusses hairdressers and beauty shop culture. Although the practice of styling hair may appear to be based in vanity, hairdressing traditions and styling practices reflect our belief systems about race, class and cultural production. From the hills of San Francisco to the hills of the Appalachian Mountains; from the tip of Provincetown, Mass., to the tip of the Gullah Geechee Islands in South Carolina; and from the Lumbee Indians, who were here before there was an America, to Pakistanis who just arrived in Queens, this multimedia presentation gives unprecedented access into the intimate space of the salon.
- Event Date
- May 01, 2014
- - An award-winning author and photographer and an Archie Green Fellow, Candacy Taylor traveled over 20,000 miles throughout the US interviewing hair stylists who serve African American, Appalachian, Cajun, Dominican, Gullah Geechee, Jamaican, Japanese, Jewish (Orthodox), Lumbee Indian, Pakistani and LGBT communities.
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 1 hours, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
- Online Format
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