Thick

Thick

And Other Essays

Book - 2019
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"In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9781620974360
1620974363
Characteristics: xi, 244 pages ; 23 cm

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Sociologist Cottom's Thick is a thought-provoking collection of essays centered on being black and female in America. Cottom skewers white-defined beauty as a commodity of capitalism; recalls the lesson of speaking and dressing well to signal to the "gatekeepers" that you are worthy of ... Read More »


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