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The Resource Feminist interrogations of women's head hair : crown of glory and shame, edited by Sigal Barak-Brandes and Amit Kama

Feminist interrogations of women's head hair : crown of glory and shame, edited by Sigal Barak-Brandes and Amit Kama

Label
Feminist interrogations of women's head hair : crown of glory and shame
Title
Feminist interrogations of women's head hair
Title remainder
crown of glory and shame
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sigal Barak-Brandes and Amit Kama
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Feminist scholarship has looked extensively at the perception of the body as a flexible construction of cultural and social dictates, but head hair has been often overlooked. Feminist Interrogations of Women's Head Hair brings new focus to this underrepresented topic through its intersections with contemporary socio-cultural contexts. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines investigate private and public meanings associated with female head hair, problematising our assumptions about its role and implications in the 21st Century. Readers are invited to reflect on the use of hair in popular culture, such as children's television and pop album artwork, as well as in work by women artists. Studies examine the lived experiences of women from a range of backgrounds and histories, including curly-haired women in Israel, African American women, and lesbians in France. Other essays interrogate the connotations of women's head hair in relation to body image, religion, and aging. Feminist Interrogations of Women's Head Hair brings together cultural discourses and the lived experiences of women, across time and place, to reveal the complex and ever-evolving significance of hair. It is an important contribution to the critical feminist thought in cultural studies, fashion studies, media studies, African American studies, queer theory, gerontology, psychology, and sociology
Dewey number
646.7/24
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barak-Brandes, Sigal,
  • Kama, Amit
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hair
  • Women
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Feminist theory
Label
Feminist interrogations of women's head hair : crown of glory and shame, edited by Sigal Barak-Brandes and Amit Kama
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Introduction: Why hair? Why women?; Part I Agency and resistance reified by women's hair; 1 Fiery gingers: red-headed girls in children's popular culture; 2 Hair rites and wrongs: tonsorial acts in the work of female artists; 3 Samson the Hero in the new millennium: hair donation, altruism, and feminine bravery; 4 Hair as an indicator of liberation: lesbian biographical paths; 5 "It won't go straight": curly-haired women tell their stories; Part II Women's hair as a marker of identity
  • 6 Ages and stages: African American women and their lives through their hair7 Hair and the "body-self" of women with body image despair and eating disorders; 8 Women's grey hair as an abomination of the body: conceal and pass, or reveal and subvert; 9 Women's grey hair in online discussions; Part III Women's hair in a consumerist age; 10 Impact of Black women's hair politics on bodily health: a historical essay; 11 Creative consumption of modesty: the wig in a Jewish Israeli ultra-Orthodox community; 12 Imagery of hair and identity in album covers: Beyoncé, Björk, Madonna, and PJ Harvey
Control code
on1043220187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429999888
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429505430
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043220187
Label
Feminist interrogations of women's head hair : crown of glory and shame, edited by Sigal Barak-Brandes and Amit Kama
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Introduction: Why hair? Why women?; Part I Agency and resistance reified by women's hair; 1 Fiery gingers: red-headed girls in children's popular culture; 2 Hair rites and wrongs: tonsorial acts in the work of female artists; 3 Samson the Hero in the new millennium: hair donation, altruism, and feminine bravery; 4 Hair as an indicator of liberation: lesbian biographical paths; 5 "It won't go straight": curly-haired women tell their stories; Part II Women's hair as a marker of identity
  • 6 Ages and stages: African American women and their lives through their hair7 Hair and the "body-self" of women with body image despair and eating disorders; 8 Women's grey hair as an abomination of the body: conceal and pass, or reveal and subvert; 9 Women's grey hair in online discussions; Part III Women's hair in a consumerist age; 10 Impact of Black women's hair politics on bodily health: a historical essay; 11 Creative consumption of modesty: the wig in a Jewish Israeli ultra-Orthodox community; 12 Imagery of hair and identity in album covers: Beyoncé, Björk, Madonna, and PJ Harvey
Control code
on1043220187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429999888
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429505430
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043220187

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