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Hair : styling, culture and fashion

Author: Bloomsbury (Firm)
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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: Bloomsbury (Firm)
ISBN: 9781847887191 1847887198
OCLC Number: 1060909411
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 264 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction: Thinking about hair --
Histories of hair on the head, face and body. Fashionable hair in the eighteenth century: theatricality and display --
Roots: hair and race --
Revealing and concealing: observations on eroticism and female pubic hair --
From style to place: the emergence of the ladies' hair salon in the twentieth century --
The big shave: modernity and fashions in men's facial hair --
Hair and identity. Hair and male (homo)sexuality: 'up top and down below' --
Hair, gender and looking --
Men's facial hair in Islam: a matter of interpretation --
Resounding power of the Afro comb --
Concerning blondeness: gender, ethnicity, spectacle and footballers' waves --
Hair, devotion and trade in India --
Hair in representation: film, art, fashion, literature and performance. Hairpieces: hair, identity and memory in the work of Mona Hatoum --
Hair without a head: disembodiment and the uncanny --
Hair and fashioned femininity in two nineteenth-century novels --
Hair control: the feminine 'disciplined head' --
Hair-'dressing' in Desperate housewives: narration, characterization and the pleasures of reading hair --
Hairstyling in the fashion magazine: Nova in the 1970s --
Conclusion: Hair and human identity.
Responsibility: [edited by] Geraldine Biddle-Perry and Sarah Cheang.

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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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