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Hair : a human history / Kurt Stenn.

Stenn, Kurt S., (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 612.799 STENN (Text) 37500004360083 Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 160598955X
  • ISBN: 9781605989556
  • Physical Description: xv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Shaping the shaft -- Part two : The ultimate communicator -- Part three : In human service.
Summary, etc.:
From a completely bald beauty queen with alopecia to the famed hair-hang circus act, Stenn weaves the history of hair through a variety of captivating examples, with sources varying from renaissance merchants diaries to interviews with wig makers, modern barbers, and more. In addition to expelling the biological basis and the evolutionary history of hair, the fiber is put into context: hair in history (as tied to textile mills and merchant associations), hair as a construct for cultural and self-identity, hair in the arts (as the material for artist's brushes and musical instruments), hair as commodity (used for everything from the inner lining of tennis balls to an absorbent to clean up oil spills), and hair as evidence in criminology.
Subject: Hair.
Hair > History.

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