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Hair : styling, culture and fashion

Author: Geraldine Biddle-Perry; Sarah Cheang
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2008.
Series: (Berg fashion library)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Berg fashion library
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'Hair' explores the social importance of hair, wherever it grows, explaining the cultural significance of hair and hairiness, and presenting a critical engagement with hair and its stories, histories, performances and rituals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Biddle-Perry; Sarah Cheang
ISBN: 9781847887191 1847887198
OCLC Number: 682277401
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Oxford : Berg, 2010. (Berg fashion library) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher), Firefox 2.0 (or higher) or Safari 2.0 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format. Access restricted to institutions subscribing through Oxford University Press.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 264 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: introduction : thinking about hair / Geraldine Biddle-Perry And Sarah Cheang --
Fashionable hair in the eighteenth century : theatricality and display / Louisa Cross --
Roots : hair and race / Sarah Cheang --
Revealing and concealing : notes and observations on eroticism and female pubic hair / Jack Sargeant --
From style to place : the emergence of the hair salon in the twentieth century / Kim Smith --
The big shave : fashions in modern male facial hair / Dene October --
Hair and male (homo) sexuality : up top and down below / Shaun Cole --
Hair, gender and looking / Geraldine Biddle-Perry --
Men's facial hair in Islam : a matter of interpretation / Faegheh Shirazi --
Resounding power of the afro comb / Carol Tulloch --
Concerning blondeness : gender, ethnicity, spectacle and footballers' waves / Pamela Church-Gibson --
Hair, devotion and trade in India / Eiluned Edwards --
Hairpieces : hair, identity and memory in the work of Mona Hatoum / Leila McKellar --
Hair without a head : disembodiment and the uncanny / Janice Miller --
Hair and fashioned femininity in two nineteenth-century novels / Royce Mahawatte --
Hair control : the feminine 'disciplined head' / Thom Hecht --
Hair-'dressing' in desperate housewives : narration, characterisation, and the pleasures of reading hair / Rachel Velody --
Hair styling in the fashion magazine Nova in the 1970s / Alice Beard --
Conclusion : hair and human identity / Sarah Cheang and Geraldine Biddle-Perry.
Series Title: (Berg fashion library)
Responsibility: [edited by] Geraldine Biddle-Perry and Sarah Cheang.

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