Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion

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Geraldine Biddle-Perry, Sarah Cheang
Bloomsbury Academic, 2008 - Art - 264 pages
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This book 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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User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

I read this because I had to review it for the library I work at. Some of the essays are interesting as scholarly looks at the social and cultural importance of hair. Some of the essays are better ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

SARAH CHEANG is Senior Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. GERALDINE BIDDLE-PERRY is Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

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