The Vanishing Black African Woman: Volume One: A Compendium of the Global Skin-Lightening Practice by Yetunde Mercy Olumide

The Vanishing Black African Woman: Volume One: A Compendium of the Global Skin-Lightening Practice

byYetunde Mercy Olumide

Paperback | October 6, 2016

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Skin-lightening is currently one of the most common forms of potentially harmful body modification practices in the world and African women are among some of the most widely represented users of skin-lightening products. The overall objective of this book is to provide up-to-date evidence-based recommendations for reducing the global burden of cosmetic skin bleaching and preventing injuries related to skin bleaching in sub-Saharan Africa and Africans in diaspora. The book aims to: offer an appraisal of all relevant literature on cosmetic bleaching practices to-date, focusing on any key developments; identify and address important medical, public health issues as well as historical, genetic, psychosocial, cultural, behavioural, socioeconomic, political, institutional and environmental determinants; provide guideline recommendations that would help attenuate the burden and possibly eliminate the injuries related to skin bleaching; discuss potential developments and future directions.

Yetunde Mercy Olumide is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Consultant Physician, Dermatologist and Venereologist. She is a member of a collaborative interdisciplinary and transnational research team on the skin bleaching culture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Title:The Vanishing Black African Woman: Volume One: A Compendium of the Global Skin-Lightening PracticeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:772 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.54 inShipping dimensions:772 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 1.54 inPublished:October 6, 2016Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:995676356X

ISBN - 13:9789956763566

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The Vanishing Black African Woman Chapter 2 - The Invention of racism Chapter 3 - The Epidemiology of Skin Bleaching Practices Chapter 4 - Nigeria Chapter 5 - Skin lightening Culture in Africa Determinants I Chapter 6 - Skin lightening Culture in Africa Determinants II Chapter 7 - West Africa Chapter 8 - Southern Africa Chapter 9 - East Africa Chapter 10 - Central and North Africa Chapter 11 - Colorism in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 12 - The Skin Color Discourse Chapter 13 - Types of chemicals, products used in skin lightening and some adverse health effects