A Twisted Style

The Culture of Dreadlocks in "Western" Societies

A Twisted Style
Maja Tabea Jerrentrup
NZ$ 287.99
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NZ$ 266.39
h229 x 152mm - 156pg
1 May 2021 UK
International import eta 10-19 days
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In "western" cultures, some people have chosen a dreadlock hairstyle, despite many in mainstream society looking at it in a negative light. This book deals with contradictions surrounding the hairstyle such as often representing a protest against the prevailing right-wing political systems, yet also emphasizing the white person' s power to appropriate any style. Based on interviews and close observations in social media, the book offers insights into the culture(s) surrounding dreadlocks and ultimately interprets the phenomenon as a postmodern form of individuality.
"Very engaging and intriguing. . . Being fascinated by how cultural societies evolve globally, I never imagined that dreadlocks could form an interesting part of both general and academic discussions. Salute and kudos to the author!"* Manju Rughwani, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, India
Maja Tabea Jerrentrup works as Associate Professor of media and photography at Ajeenkya DY Patil University in Pune, India, and is a faculty member of the Indian Institute of Photography, Delhi.

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