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Faces around the world : a cultural encyclopedia of the human face

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2012.
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"This book provides a comprehensive examination of the human face, providing fascinating information from biological, cultural, and social perspectives"--
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margo DeMello
ISBN: 9781598846171 1598846175 9781598846188 1598846183
OCLC Number: 745980470
Description: xx, 337 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Acne --
Acupuncture --
African American --
Aging --
Animal facial expressions --
Anthropometry and craniometry --
Artistic representation --
Ash Wednesday --
Australia and New Zealand --
Baptism --
Beauty --
Bindi --
Blackface --
Braces --
Buddhism --
Caricatures --
Central America --
Chakras --
Cheek piercings and cheek plugs --
China --
Christianity --
Cosmetic surgery --
Cosmetics --
Crowns and headdresses --
Day of the Dead --
Death masks --
Dental care --
Diprosopus --
Disorders of the face --
Ear piercing --
Ear shaping --
Ear spools and plugs --
Earlobe stretching --
Easter Island --
Egypt --
Emoticon --
England --
Epicanthic fold --
Evil Eye --
Evolution of the face --
Eye contact --
Eyebrow grooming --
Eyeglasses and contacts --
Face folklore --
Face painting --
Face perception --
Face reading --
Face saving and losing face --
Face transplant --
Facebook --
Facial care --
Facial expressions --
Facial features --
Facial hair and removal --
Facial piercing --
Facial portraits in tattoos --
Facial proverbs, idioms, and metaphors --
Facial reflexology --
Facial symmetry --
Facial tattoos --
Famous faces --
Fawkes, Guy --
Freckles, moles, and birthmarks --
Geisha --
Gender --
Greco-Roman cultures --
Gurning --
Halloween --
Halo --
Head binding --
Head hunting --
Henna --
Hypertrichosis and hirsutism --
Identity --
Image of Edessa --
India --
Inuit --
Janus --
Japan --
Jewelry --
Judaism --
Kohl --
Korea --
Labrets, lip plugs, and lip plates --
Makapansgat pebble --
Mardi Gras --
Masked characters --
Masks --
Masquerade --
Middle East --
Mimes and clowns --
Moko --
Mongolia --
Mug shot --
Mummery --
Native North America --
Neck rings --
New Guinea --
North Africa --
Nose piercing --
Oral piercing --
Permanent makeup --
Physiognomy and phrenology --
Prosopagnosia --
Race --
Religious beliefs --
Russia and Siberia --
Scarification --
Scars --
Sex and sexuality --
Shamanism --
Shroud of Turin --
Sign language --
Skin bleaching and tanning --
Skin colors and disorders --
Slang terms --
South America --
Sub-Saharan Africa --
Sumptuary laws --
Teeth filing --
Teeth painting --
Teeth whitening --
Theater --
Tibet and Nepal --
Tongue piercing --
Tongue splitting --
Unibrow --
Veil of Veronica --
Veiling --
Warts. Topical list of entries. Modification of the face --
Adornment of the face --
Facial expressions --
Body image --
Thematic issues --
Religions beliefs --
Representations of the face --
Health issues --
Cultural issues --
Aging --
Grooming --
Cultures.
Responsibility: Margo DeMello.

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