Controlling Beauty Ideals: Caribbean Women, Thick Bodies, and White Supremacist Discourse

  title={Controlling Beauty Ideals: Caribbean Women, Thick Bodies, and White Supremacist Discourse},
  author={Kamille Gentles-Peart},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={199 - 214}
Abstract:This article explores the ways in which anti-black-woman body politics manifest themselves in the lives of Caribbean women living in the United States. Specifically, using the personal narratives of black Caribbean immigrant women, I examine these women's encounters with ideologies that marginalize them based on their bodies and preserve contemporary anti-black-woman ideologies in "post-racial" United States. This study addresses two areas that are typically understudied in body image… 

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