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LOVING BLACKNESS: BLACK WOMEN DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORS AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE HEALING POWERS OF THE CONTEMPORARY NATURAL HAIR MOVEMENT.

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LOVING BLACKNESS: BLACK WOMEN DIGITAL CONTENT CREATORS AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE HEALING POWERS OF THE CONTEMPORARY NATURAL HAIR MOVEMENT.
author
Tate, Candis
abstract
This thesis explores the way in which Black women digital content creators with natural hair utilize the private sphere -- the homespace-- as a means of claiming space on the internet to, educate, encourage, and inspire Black women with natural hair. Using a womanist lens, I examine five YouTube videos, as rhetorical artifacts, that demonstrate the communicative process of testifying. I argue that the combination of the homespace and testifying produces a transformative healing power that has mobilized Black women throughout the diaspora to wear their hair natural--otherwise known as the Contemporary Natural Hair Movement.
contributor
French, Nathaniel (committee chair)
Mitra, Ananda (committee member)
Gupta, Kristina (committee member)
date
2016-05-21T08:35:54Z (accessioned)
2016-05-21T08:35:54Z (available)
2016 (issued)
degree
Communication (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/59328 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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