A SuperNaptural Revolution
Hostick, Lee'Tayna Janel
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Film and Television
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Film and Television
Works cited: page 18.
Includes student's documentary film "Supernaptural Revolution".
"This thesis explores the assimilation of African American people via hair into Western society, and how this change affected them. The thesis covers four main topics: slavery, cultural assimilation, the rise of the Afro, and commercialism. Slavery covers the devolution of the Africans into slaves. Cultural assimilation tells the story of the descendants of the Africans after slavery is over, and how the Africans, then called Negroes tried to assimilate into white society by straightening their hair. The rise of the Afro explains how the escendants of Africans began to find themselves again, and accept their own beauty. Commercialism deals with how the Afro lost power and meaning due to vanity, money, and political misunderstandings. Lastly, the Afro and other hairstyles have begun to make a comeback. This time, is it here to stay?"
Keywords: natural hair, African-Americans hair, cultural assimilation, slavery, Afro
CHAIR: Daniel, Kenneth
Chaney, Michael Jackson
Film and Television
PDF: 18 pages + WMV: sound, color with black-and-white sequences
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