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All the Kings Men: The Colonial and Imperial Marketing of Colorism: A Review of Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters. (Ed.) Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009, 299p

Kaila Adia Story


Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters, is a visually engaging, academically provocative and culturally interesting exploration of color and colorism within the global economies of difference of power. The reader learns how skin color, hue, and tone, have all been related to individual advancement and repression. Glenn and the lovely assortments of writers recover and restore past conversations of race as well as engage newly emergent conversations about color.


Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters; Review; Skin Color Politics

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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