Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Fashioning PostfeminismSpectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Simidele Dosekun

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043215

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043215.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 05 August 2021

Globally Black, “Naija,” and Fabulous

Globally Black, “Naija,” and Fabulous

Asserting Authentic Selves

Chapter:
(p.88) 4 Globally Black, “Naija,” and Fabulous
Source:
Fashioning Postfeminism
Author(s):

Simidele Dosekun

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043215.003.0005

The chapter concerns how the women position themselves as simultaneously and authentically black, Nigerian and cosmopolitan subjects. The first part of the chapter addresses the racial politics of the women’s habitual consumption of, and deep attachments to, weaves and wigs. It proposes a new theoretical understanding of these beauty technologies as “unhappy” for black women but not, therefore, centered on whiteness. The second part of the chapter argues that Lagos and Nigeria are not merely backdrops to the women’s spectacularly feminine self-stylization but rather enter into its very fabric and logics.

Keywords:   black beauty, weaves, wigs, unhappy technologies, cosmopolitanism, transnational media culture, sexualization

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.