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Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture

Simidele Dosekun

Abstract

This book concerns young, class-privileged women in the Nigerian city of Lagos who dress in a “spectacularly feminine” style characterised by the extravagant use and combination of normatively feminine technologies of dress: cascading hair extensions, false eyelashes and nails, heavy and immaculate makeup, and so on. Based on interviews with such stylized women, the book offers a critical consideration of the kinds of feminine subjectivities that they are performing and desiring. Tracing the repertoires of individualist choice, pleasure, entitlement and “can do” that run through the women’s ta ... More

Keywords: Postfeminism, transnational culture, black beauty, fashion and self-fashioning, femininity, globalization, consumer culture, Africa, Nigeria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043215
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simidele Dosekun, author
London School of Economics & Political Science