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The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, And Sexual Power of Red Hair
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date July 11, 2006
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781582345901
ISBN-10 1582345902
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.95
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Summary
A radio commentator and author of Another Name for Madness presents an entertaining study of what it means to be a redhead, looking at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played throughout history, assessing the ways in which redheads have been idealized, feared, worshipped, and condemned through the ages. Reprint.
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"A unique blend of personal and cultural history."―Harper's Bazaar

Already in its sixth HARDCOVER printing, The Roots of Desire is a witty and entertaining investigation into the power, myth and meaning of red hair. Redheads have been worshipped, idealized, fetishized, feared, and condemned, leaving their mark on us and our culture. Such is the power of what is actually a genetic mutation, and in The Roots of Desire, Marion Roach takes a fascinating look at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played over time. A redhead herself, Roach brings candor and brilliant insight to the complicated and revealing history of redheads, making this a stand-out narrative and an essential tool in understanding the mechanics and phenomenon of red hair. A must-have for every redhead.



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Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (July 7, 2005)
9781582343440 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Explores what it means to be a redhead, looking at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played throughout history, assessing the ways in which redheads have been idealized, feared, worshipped, and condemned.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (July 11, 2006)
9781582345901 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A radio commentator and author of Another Name for Madness presents an entertaining study of what it means to be a redhead, looking at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played throughout history, assessing the ways in which redheads have been idealized, feared, worshipped, and condemned through the ages.

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