"I wasn't scared of them, they were scared of me": Constructions of self/other in a Midwestern hair salon

Yolanda J. Majors

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Abstract

This article describes how a group of black women read culture, class, and other social relations, analyzing the process and skill of reading linguistic and paralinguistic cues in allowing individuals to navigate across multiple discourses. I draw from one ethnographic study of talk in a Midwestern hair salon. Such research seeks to strengthen ties between the disciplines of anthropology and education, and relatedly between those who work within universities, classrooms, and everyday settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-188
Number of pages22
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • African American
  • Border-crossers
  • Shoptalk
  • Social reading
  • Women

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