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Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion [Hardcover]

Geraldine Biddle-Perry , Sarah Cheang
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1 Dec 2008
Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion explores the social importance of hair, wherever it grows, explaining the cultural significance of hair and hairiness, and presenting a new critical engagement with hair and its stories, histories, performances and rituals. From heads, legs and underarms, to wigs and beards, and everything in between, the presentation, manipulation and daily experience of human hair plays a central and dynamic role within fashion, self-expression and the creation of social identity. The book's diverse range of cross-cultural essays encompasses the study of hair in fashion, film, art, history, literature, performance and consumer culture. Offering an accessible mix of visual analysis, cultural commentary and critical theory, Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion will appeal to all those interested in the presentation and analysis of cultural identity and the body.

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  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Berg 3PL; English Ed edition (1 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845207912
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845207915
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 17 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,541,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This work provides an intriguing, interdisciplinary, multifaceted kaleidoscope focused on the universality of hair and its relationship to culture. These studies cover a wide spectrum, such as Hundu ritual tonsuring, African combing, salon styling, Islamic shaving, and aristocratic wigging. Overall, they provide a new lens for understanding the human condition and identity, both the exotic and personal. B. B. Chico, CHOICE Magazine

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Geraldine Biddle-Perry is Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Sarah Cheang is Senior Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 15 Jan 2014
By leanne
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This has been a really useful book throughout my fashion degree. who would have though hair would be so interesting!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money 2 Sep 2010
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i just received this book today and feel completely ripped-off. $100+ for a book with limited BLACK AND WHITE photos? It's getting returned today.
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