A Cultural History Of Hair
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How have our attitudes to hair changed over time? In what ways have new technologies influenced hair-related practices and beliefs? Is hair just about fashion or does it express social, spiritual, and cultural meanings? In a work that spans nearly 3,000 years these ambitious questions are addressed by 60 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate trends and nuances of the culture of hair in Western societies from ancient times to the present.
Voume 1 – A Cultural History of Hair in Antiquity (Edited by Mary Harlow, University of Leicester, UK)
Voume 2 – A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages (Edited by Roberta Milliken, Shawnee State University, USA)
Voume 3 – A Cultural History of Hair in the Renaissance (Edited by Edith Snook, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada)
Voume 4 – A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Enlightenment (Edited by Margaret K. Powell and Joseph Roach, Yale University, USA)
Voume 5 – A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Empire (Edited by Sarah Heaton, University of Chester, UK)
Voume 6 – A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age (Edited by Geraldine Biddle-Perry, Central Saint Martins, UK)
The Cultural Histories series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.
Hardback: 6 Volumes
Product Dimensions: 176 x 250 mm
Published by Bloomsbury