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Black Body, Black Power: A Survey of Black Revolutionary Dress and the Battleground of Perception

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The framework for judging the impact of revolutionary political movements often centers on the intellectual and ideological ramifications of the movement. These evaluations handle the movement’s successes or failures as a function of its spread among intellectuals or political leaders. Similarly, movements created by an oppressed people for the advancement of their group or for the overthrow of the oppressor are often judged pragmatically by the measure of the achievements of their declared goals and by the shift, if any, in political power. However, many studies fail to take into account the cultural changes that almost certainly occur. In fact, shifts in cultural expression among the masses often aid in the realization of the revolutionary movement’s goals.

It is through these movements that the black body serves as a visual canvas for an outward realization of a changing identity. Through the lens of sartorial expression, this paper will survey the implications of the black body being utilized as a means to assert nationalist sentiments with regard to meaning of black citizenship in the United States. In addition, the paper will analyze the way in which the visual rhetoric of the United States black power movement aided in the development of movements that challenged the notion of citizenship across the Diaspora. Finally, the line on which sartorial images balance between serving as visual representations of revolutionary thought and becoming symbols of “hype” that define political movements in the black imaginary will be examined.

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Black Power Movement, Black Panther Party, SNCC, Body Politics, Black Body, African-American Dress, Clothing, Fashion
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Hamilton, Allison. "Black Body, Black Power: A Survey of Black Revolutionary Dress and the Battleground of Perception" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 94th Annual Convention, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sep 30, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p377303_index.html>

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Hamilton, A. J. , 2009-09-30 "Black Body, Black Power: A Survey of Black Revolutionary Dress and the Battleground of Perception" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 94th Annual Convention, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p377303_index.html

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Abstract: The framework for judging the impact of revolutionary political movements often centers on the intellectual and ideological ramifications of the movement. These evaluations handle the movement’s successes or failures as a function of its spread among intellectuals or political leaders. Similarly, movements created by an oppressed people for the advancement of their group or for the overthrow of the oppressor are often judged pragmatically by the measure of the achievements of their declared goals and by the shift, if any, in political power. However, many studies fail to take into account the cultural changes that almost certainly occur. In fact, shifts in cultural expression among the masses often aid in the realization of the revolutionary movement’s goals.

It is through these movements that the black body serves as a visual canvas for an outward realization of a changing identity. Through the lens of sartorial expression, this paper will survey the implications of the black body being utilized as a means to assert nationalist sentiments with regard to meaning of black citizenship in the United States. In addition, the paper will analyze the way in which the visual rhetoric of the United States black power movement aided in the development of movements that challenged the notion of citizenship across the Diaspora. Finally, the line on which sartorial images balance between serving as visual representations of revolutionary thought and becoming symbols of “hype” that define political movements in the black imaginary will be examined.


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