Styling Culture and Fashion
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Hair by Geraldine Biddle-Perry
Book DescriptionHair: 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845207915
(254mm x 178mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores the social importance of hair, wherever it grows, explaining the cultural significance of hair and hairiness, and presenting a critical engagement with hair and its stories, histories, performances and rituals. This title includes essays which encompass the study of hair in fashion, film, art, history, performance and consumer culture.
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Author Biography - Geraldine Biddle-Perry
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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