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The last taboo : women and body hair

Author: Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, a subject which has, until now, been seen as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Using a wide range of thinking from gender theory, queer theory, critical and literary theory, history, art history, anthropology and psychology, the contributors argue that, in fact, body hair plays a central role in constructing masculinity and  Read more...
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Last taboo.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2006
(OCoLC)607911187
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
ISBN: 9780719075001 0719075009
OCLC Number: 72868359
Description: xi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The last taboo: women, body hair and feminism / Karín Lesnik-Oberstein --
'The wives of geniuses I have sat with': body hair, genius and modernity / Daniela Caselli --
A history of pubic hair, or reviewers' responses to Terry Eagleton's After theory / Louise Tandeur --
Hairs on the lens: female body hair on the screen / Alice Macdonald --
'La justice, c'est la femme á barbe!': the bearded lady, displacement and recuperation in Apollinaire's Le Mamelles de Tirésias / Stephen Thomson --
'That wonderful phaenomenon': female body hair and English literary tradition / Carolyn D. Williams --
Fur or hair: l'effroi et l'attirance of the wild-woman / Jacqueline Lazú --
Designers' bodies: women and body hair in contemporary art and advertising / Laura Scuriatti --
Bikini fur and fur bikinis / Sue Walsh --
Women with beards in early modern Spain / Sherry Velasco --
On Frida Kahlo's mustache: a reading of Self-portrait with cropped hair and its criticism / Neil Cocks.
Responsibility: edited by Karín Lesnik-Oberstein.
Local System Bib Number:
332002

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This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair. Arguing from the theoretical position that identity and the body are culturally and historically constructed, the chapters each  Read more...
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