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Entanglement : the secret lives of hair / Emma Tarlo.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: GT2290 .T37 2016

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    "When it's not attached to your head, your very own hair takes on a disconcerting quality. Suddenly, it is strange. And yet hair finds its way into all manner of unexpected places, far from our heads, including cosmetics, clothes, ropes, personal and public collections, and even food. Whether treated as waste or as gift, relic, sacred offering or commodity in a billion-dollar industry for wigs and hair extensions, hair has many stories to tell. Collected from Hindu temples and Buddhist nunneries and salvaged by the strand from waste heaps and the combs of long-haired women, hair flows into the industry from many sources. Entering this strange world, Emma Tarlo travels the globe, tracking its movement across India, Myanmar, China, Africa, the United States, Britain and Europe, where she meets people whose livelihoods depend on hair. Viewed from inside Chinese wig factories, Hindu temples and the villages of Myanmar, or from Afro hair fairs, Jewish wig parlours, fashion salons and hair loss clinics in Britain and the United States, hair is oddly revealing of the lives of all it touches. From fashion and beauty to religion, politics and cultural identity, Emma Tarlo explores just how much our locks and curls tell us about who we are. Full of surprising revelations and penetrating insights, Entanglement will change the way you see hair for ever"--Publisher.
    Variant Title
    Secret lives of hair
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Tarlo, Emma, author.
    Published
    London : Oneworld, 2016
    ©2016
    Contents
    Strange gifts
    Invisibility
    Harvest
    Tonsure
    Idolatry
    Sheitel
    Black hair
    Race
    Wig rush
    Combings
    Crime
    Closet hair
    Loss
    Gift
    Animal
    Epilogue.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-393) and index.
    Strange gifts -- Invisibility -- Harvest -- Tonsure -- Idolatry -- Sheitel -- Black hair -- Race -- Wig rush -- Combings -- Crime -- Closet hair -- Loss -- Gift -- Animal -- Epilogue.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    1780749929
    9781780749921
    Physical Description
    vii, 407 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

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