Ain't I a Beauty Queen?
Culture, Social Movements, and the Politics of Race
Reviews and Awards
"The book is impeccably researched and written, pulling together a wide range of materials into a coherent and convincing argument. It should be read by anyone interested in social movements, cultural change, racial politics, gender, or the sociology of the body." - American Journal of Sociology
"Maxine Leeds Craig masterfully blends archival research and interviews to explore the changing meanings of black female beauty and to place these changes in the context of race, gender, and class politics." - American Journal of Sociology