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Biddle-Perry Geraldine


Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)


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Geraldine BiddlePerry is Associate Lecture in Cultural Studies at Central St Martins and coauthor of Hair: Styling Culture and Fashion.60 experts 54 chapters and c. 1800 pages add greatly to our understanding of the relations between hair and society from antiquity to the present dayThe consistent chapter titles across volumes make it easy to find relevant content by period or by topicChapterlength essays include a wide range of case material and give a more detailed and nuanced overview than the shorter encyclopedic style entries found elsewhereGeraldine BiddlePerry is Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London UK.How have our attitudes to hair changed over time? In what ways have new technologies influenced hairrelated practices and beliefs? Is hair just about fashion or does it express social spiritual and cultural meanings? In a work that spans nearly 3000 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. Volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole and to make the set as easy as possible to use chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the reader the choice to gain an overview of a period by reading one volume or to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.The six volumes cover: 1 Antiquity (600 BCE to 800 CE): 2 Middle Ages (800 to 1450): 3 Renaissance (1450 to 1650): 4 Age of Enlightenment (1650 to 1800): 5 Age of Empire (1800 to 1920): 6 Modern Age (1920 to 2000+).Themes (and chapter titles) are: Religion and Ritualized Belief: Self and Society: Fashion and Adornment: Production and Practice: Health and Hygiene: Gender and Sexuality: Race and Ethnicity: Class and Social Status: and Cultural Representations.The page extent for the pack is approximately 1792pp. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors and an Introduction and concludes with Notes Bibliography and an Index.The Cultural Histories SeriesA Cultural History of Hair is part of The Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available both as printed hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a oneoff purchase and tangible reference for their shelves or as part of a fullysearchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).The definitive overview of hair in history this groundbreaking scholarly work presents nearly 3000 years of hair in culture and examines diverse topics such as gender ethnicity morality status hygiene eroticism and belief.Volume 1: A Cultural History of Hair in AntiquityEdited by Mary Harlow University of Leicester UKVolume 2: A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle AgesEdited by Roberta Millik

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