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A collection of essays speaks to the needs of the post-civil-rights movement African Americans on issues of race, sexual politics, identity, popular culture, ethnic icons, and more

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9780385471220 | 1 edition (Doubleday, April 1, 1994), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A collection of essays speaks to the needs of the post-civil-rights movement African Americans on issues of race, sexual politics, identity, popular culture, ethnic icons, and more

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9780385471237 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, April 1, 1995), cover price $15.00

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Product Description: From birth to death, hair is a part of our personal sensory world. In this volume Herlinde Koelbl explores the myriad cultural and emotional ramifications of the stuff that grows from our heads, with sharp observation of social mores.

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9783775720298, titled "Hair: Herlinde Koelbl" | Hatje Cantz Pub, February 1, 2008, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: From birth to death, hair is a part of our personal sensory world.

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By Ian Bogost (editor)

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9781628922868 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 28, 2016, cover price $16.95

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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. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780312208936 | St Martins Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780312278519 | Reprint edition (Griffin, July 1, 2001), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: 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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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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9781845207915 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 15, 2009, cover price $109.95

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9781845207922, titled "Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 15, 2009, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: 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.

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By Sven Ehmann (editor), Matthew Huebner (editor) and Robert Klanten (editor)

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9783899552751 | Die Gestalten Verlag, February 28, 2010, cover price $50.00

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Whereas many books look at how women's bodies are represented in different religions and cultures around the world, this work explores the site of a woman's voice and identity, her head. The female head threatens to disrupt the classic gender distinctions that link men to speech, identity, and mind while relegating women to silence, anonymity, and flesh. The contributors to this collection argue that the objectification of women as sexual and reproductive bodies results in their symbolic beheading. Decapitation occurs symbolically in myths as well as in actual practices such as veiling, head covering, and cosmetic highlighting, which by sexualizing a woman's face turns it into an extension of her body.The essays explore how similar treatments of the female head find their unique articulation in diverse religious traditions and cultures: in Hindu myths of beheading, in Buddhist and Tantric practices and poetry about the hair of female nuns, in the resistance to veiling by early Christian women at Corinth, in contemporary veiling practices in a Turkish village, in the eroticization of the female mouth in ancient Judaism, and in Greek and Roman cosmetic practices.Together these essays show how the depiction of the female head is critical for an understanding of gender and its influence on other fundamental religious and cultural issues.
By Wendy Doniger (editor) and Howard Eilberg-Schwartz (editor)

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9780520088399 | Univ of California Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $85.00

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9780520088405 | Univ of California Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Whereas many books look at how women's bodies are represented in different religions and cultures around the world, this work explores the site of a woman's voice and identity, her head.

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A history of the pursuit of and cultural beliefs surrounding blond hair considers famous blondes and their admirers, the superstitions and symbolism that affected fashion and the treatment of blondes throughout the ages, and the modern world's pervasive expression of blonde preferences. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9781582341200 | 1 edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 1, 2003), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Explores the history of the cultural beliefs surrounding blonde hair, including famous blondes, the superstitions and symbolism that affected fashion and the treatment of blondes, and modern expressions of blonde preferences.

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9781582344027 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 1, 2004), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A history of the pursuit of and cultural beliefs surrounding blond hair considers famous blondes and their admirers, the superstitions and symbolism that affected fashion and the treatment of blondes throughout the ages, and the modern world's pervasive expression of blonde preferences.

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Examining the role of hair in women's lives, a sociologist and editor of The Politics of Women's Bodies discusses what hair reveals about feminine identity, intimate relationships, and work lives, tracing the history of women's hair and offering insights into what hair means today. 15,000 first printing.

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9780374240820 | 1 edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 1, 2004), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Examines the role of hair in women's lives, discussing what hair reveals about feminine identity, intimate relationships, and work lives, tracing the history of women's hair and offering insights into what hair means today.

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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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9781582343440 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, July 7, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9781582345901 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, July 11, 2006), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: 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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