Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2013

192 Pages | 16 black and white illustrations and 7 tables

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088674

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Imagining Caribbean Womanhood

Race, Nation and Beauty Competitions, 1929-70

Rochelle Rowe

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • A cultural history of Caribbean beauty competitions that links beauty, politics, feminism, nationalism, the history of Caribbean carnival and the activism and foresight of Claudia Jones
  • An original volume based on systematic scholarly research into the history and politics of beauty in the Caribbean, including extensive field research, the first of its kind
  • Based on thoroughgoing book-length historical research rather than observational cultural criticism on beauty, as do its nearest competitors
  • The author published preliminary research from this study whilst still pursuing her doctorate in the Radical History Review such is the demand for research into this under-examined area
  • Timely publication at 50 years after Jamaican and Trinidadian independence and the forthcoming half century of Barbadian independence (2016)