The Vanishing Black African Woman: Volume One: A Compendium of the Global Skin-Lightening Practice, Volume 1

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Langaa RPCIG, Oct 6, 2016 - Social Science - 772 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Vanishing Black African Woman A Compendium Of The Global SkinLoghtening Practice
1
Chapter 2 The Invention Of Racism
15
Chapter 3 The Epidemiology of Skin Bleaching Practices
81
Chapter 4 Nigeria
117
Determinants I
211
Determinants II
253
Chapter 7 West Africa
369
Chapter 8 Southern Africa
433
Appendix 4 Federal Republic of NigeriaOfficial Gazette No 31c Vol 82
vi
Appendix 5 Feature Article on Hazardous Cosmetics by LUCY HANNAN African Business May 1988
ix
Appendix 6 Newspaper cuttings reacting to the London BANDUNG TV programme
xii
Appendix 7a
xviii
Appendix 7b
xix
Appendix 8 List of some feature articles in the Nigeria Press on the skin bleaching culture in Nigeria
xx
Appendix 9 The Marriage Laws in Nigeria
xxi
Appendix 10 Polygamy in SubSaharan societies
xxiv

Chapter 9 East Africa
487
Chapter 10 Central and North Africa
523
Chapter 11 Colorism in SubSaharan Africa
539
Chapter 12 The Skin Color Discourse
577
Chapter 13 Types of chemicals products used in skin lightening and some adverse health effects
599
List of Appendices
i
Appendix 1 List of some publications by Nigerian Scientists on the skin bleaching culture
ii
Appendix 2 Federal Republic of NigeriaOfficial Gazette No 3 Vol 80
iv
Appendix 3 Administrative order completely banning Hydroquinone
v
Appendix 11 Bigamy in Nigeria
xxvi
Appendix 12 List of banned products in Kenya
xxix
Appendix 13 Diagnosis of Mercury Intoxication
xxxi
Appendix 14 How to Naturally Whiten Skin at Home How to Lighten Skin Tone in A Cost Effective Way
xxxvii
AN OVERVIEW
xliv
Index
xlix
Back cover
lix
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About the author (2016)

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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