Title

Aesthetic resistance to commercial influences: The impact of the Eurocentric beauty standard on Black college women

Authors

Dia Sekayi

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Negro Education

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The present study investigates Black women's perceptions of beauty, and how those perceptions are influenced through commercial means. A discussion of the literature on Eurocentric beauty standards and their impact on Black women is presented. Through a mixed-methodology of a 33-item survey, individual interviews, focus groups, and document review, the development of this study's participants'(n = 219) standard of beauty is explored. The theory of aesthetic resistance emerges from the data. The implications of aesthetic resistance for education are discussed.

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

Education

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