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  • Summary Of Guns Germs And Steel

    Eurasia has a horizontal axis, its land spread across similar latitudes. This made food production easier because the climates and seasons were similar. In conjunction with its geography, the Eurasian continent had the easiest time sharing and gathering techniques. Food production first formed in societies with access to clean, fresh water, river systems. Continents like Australia, first set back by geographical isolation, lacked these river systems and was therefore late to the game on food production. Other continents, the Americas and Africa, were spread with vertical axes and therefore varying climates and seasons across one continent. The ability of societies to exchange amongst each other was crucial. Continents that were vertical faced more…

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  • My Passion To Study International Law

    every person applying for PhD in International Economics should be as much as specialized in research and practice in that field, as me. In favor of that thesis I should mention that I am currently working within the research During my studies at the University of Montreal, I am developing special interest for the international development, as addition to my aspiration to be international trade expert. However, I wanted to combine those interests of mine as a Junior Researcher. As a Junior…

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  • Black Hair Feminist Analysis

    Black is Beautiful. With this declaration of Black pride, the Afro, which was popularized by Angela Davis, became the emblem of Black Power and Black self-love. It is through the creation and the expansion of the Afro hairstyle that Black hair became politicized as a tool of resistance against white hegemony and the overarching threat of White supremacy. With the rise of the Black Power Movement and the spread of the Natural Hair Movement came the push for less straightened hair, as it was an…

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  • George S. Schuyler's Black Is Beautiful

    “Black Is Beautiful”: Social Politics Surrounding the Afro Research Question: To what extent did the ‘Black-Is-Beautiful’ Movement of the 1960’s promote black expression and further debates regarding ‘natural hair’? Background In order to facilitate an understanding of the perspective of George S. Schuyler, the “skeptical Negro” who “debunks natural hair” and criticizes “Black is Beautiful” in the project’s main Special Collections source, it is first important to establish key information…

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  • Essay On Good Hair

    Afros directly challenged the traditional ideal of beauty that devalued natural black features. Afros and Black power contradicted the more acceptable straightened styles that black women had been conditioned to wear for decades. Because this white aesthetic historically represented the norm for beautiful hair, afros represented its direct opposite. And because hair is something that can be seen and read immediately, especially if it does not meet mainstream standards, afros brought the politics…

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  • Culture In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

    Our culture dictates many parts of our lives, whether it be through conscious understanding or through subconscious ritual and belief. For some, their culture defines who they are fundamentally. Alice Walker, in her short story “Everyday Use”, uses the differing mindsets of two sisters to explore African-American culture in rural America. Also explored is how heritage, reflected in where and when one grows up, interacts and affects culture. Although Mama raised both sisters the same way, they…

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  • Essay On 1970s Fashion

    (Cartwright 2016). Other Celebrities like Bianca Jagger influenced dress when it came to the pants suit for women. In a 1974 photo Bianca Jagger is seen wearing and Halston white pant suit. My informant, Cindy and her sister was photographed as well in an all-white pants suit that look very like Bianca Jagger’s (see Figure 3 & 4). Cindy distinctly remembers looking to celebrities like Donna Summer, Pam Grier, and Diana Ross for inspiration on how to wear her hair as well. Women like them in the…

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  • The Black Power Movement: Natural Hair During The Civil Rights Movement

    frequently used to describe African-American hair that has not been heat damaged, or chemically processed and in the state in which it grows from one’s head (Marshall). The ‘natural hair look’ became prominent in the 1960’s, before and during the civil rights movement (Luter; Brown 17). Many activists, and in general, everyday women wore their as is, which is commonly associated with the “Afro”. The “Afro” was not only a hairstyle, but a political statement for black men and women refusing the…

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  • Naturalista Movement Analysis

    and protective styles for when a change is needed. For example, the crochet braid allows one to have various styles and install different types of hair while not disturbing their own hair and letting it grow. Weaves have been around for ages but some tend to pull at the edges of hair which slowly stop growing back but crochet braids act and a shield. Many naturals are afraid to add colour into their hair because of past damage that has happened due to relaxers and heat damage but with the rise…

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  • Thick Hair Narrative

    had an appointment this day and I had an unexplainable this fear of being home alone. We loaded into the car and pulled up at a house. As we walked through the door, the stench of burnt hair and chemical filled our noses. I took my place on the couch in the front of the house with 3 candy dispensers next to it. I was handed my grandmother 's purse as well as 4 quarters and a remote, in hopes that candy and TV would entertain me. I got my usual Red Hots and sat on the couch, my eyes cruised the…

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