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Encyclopedia of hair

a cultural history

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This edition was published in by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn.

Written in English

This book examines the ways in which hair has been used to signify people's class, gender, ethnicity, authority, and power throughout history. Countless issues and examples are explored in this volume including: hair styles of royalty; wigs worn by lawmakers and judges; ceremonial hairstyles of tribes throughout the world; Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads; hair in the counterculture (including the musical Hair); skinheads, Mohawks and punk style; the hairstyles of First Ladies; celebrity hairstyles; women shaving their heads to subvert gender and sexuality stereotyping; the entire hair-care industry; the search for a cure to baldness; and diseases and disorders related to hair. Broad topics in this book include hair arrangement/styling; care and cleansing; business and commercial aspects; laws and legal matters; trends and trendsetters; and health and science. An introductory essay explores the universal human interest in hair and hair-styling throughout history and around the world. It is followed by alphabetically arranged entries, each including sources for further reading. This work is highly relevant to the study of class, gender, popular culture, and politics. A lavish set of color and halftone illustrations completes this fun and useful title.

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Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History
February 28, 2006, Greenwood Press
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2005, Greenwood Press
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Encyclopedia of hair

A Cultural History

First published in 2005



Work Description

This book examines the ways in which hair has been used to signify people's class, gender, ethnicity, authority, and power throughout history. Countless issues and examples are explored in this volume including: hair styles of royalty; wigs worn by lawmakers and judges; ceremonial hairstyles of tribes throughout the world; Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads; hair in the counterculture (including the musical Hair); skinheads, Mohawks and punk style; the hairstyles of First Ladies; celebrity hairstyles; women shaving their heads to subvert gender and sexuality stereotyping; the entire hair-care industry; the search for a cure to baldness; and diseases and disorders related to hair. Broad topics in this book include hair arrangement/styling; care and cleansing; business and commercial aspects; laws and legal matters; trends and trendsetters; and health and science. An introductory essay explores the universal human interest in hair and hair-styling throughout history and around the world. It is followed by alphabetically arranged entries, each including sources for further reading. This work is highly relevant to the study of class, gender, popular culture, and politics. A lavish set of color and halftone illustrations completes this fun and useful title.

Encyclopedia of hair

a cultural history

This edition was published in by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Encyclopedias.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
391.5/09
Library of Congress
TT957 .S46 2005, TT957 .S46 2006, TT957

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3405447M
Internet Archive
encyclopediaofha0000sher
ISBN 10
0313331456
LC Control Number
2005020995
Library Thing
3096994
Goodreads
808456

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