Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History
Victoria SherrowISBN: 0313331456;
Examines the ways in which hair has served as a signifier of class, gender, ethnicity, authority, conformity/non-conformity, 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; Olvier 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...
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