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Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date April 1, 2000
Pages 238
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312208936
ISBN-10 0312208936
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
An indepth examination of the strange American obsession with hair discusses the cultural and social attachments people form with their hair through fascinating and sometimes hilarious interviews and personal narratives. 10,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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What don't we do to our hair?

Diane Simon is fascinated by people's relationship with their hair because it is both very personal one and very public. She recognizes that so much of who we are is reflected in our relationship with our hair.

Diane is the curly-haired daughter of straight haired parents and has suffered much for her "bad hair". In researching and writing Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal she has used her suffering as a point of entry, a common ground to share with those who think of themselves as excluded from Western beauty norms because of their hair.

In Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal, social and cultural issues form the backdrop for an exploration of the choices people make to transform themselves through their hair. Hair is a cultural investigation with a strong narrative momentum and a commitment to individual personalities. Join Diane on her visits to Harlem braiding salons and Hassidic wig shops, and in her quest to try every type of hair removal. Spend an afternoon with Sy Sperling at the Hair Club for Men headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, and find out the truth about some celebrity scalps. Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal is candid, humorous, serious, and surprisingly revealing.

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Hardcover
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from St Martins Pr (April 1, 2000)
9780312208936 | details & prices | 238 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $23.95
About: An in-depth examination of the strange American obsession with hair discusses the cultural and social attachments people form with their hair through interviews and personal narratives.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Griffin (July 1, 2001)
9780312278519 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
About: An in-depth examination of the strange American obsession with hair discusses the cultural and social attachments people form with their hair through fascinating and sometimes hilarious interviews and personal narratives.

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