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Title The last taboo : women and body hair / edited by Karin Lesnik-Oberstein.
Imprint Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.

Subject Body image in women.
Hair -- Social aspects.
Body Image.
Alt Name Lesnik-Oberstein, Karin.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 218 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The last taboo: women, body hair and feminism / Karin 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 a barbe!': the bearded lady, displacement and recuperation in Apollinaire's Le Mamelles de Tiresias / 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 Lazu -- 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.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary 'The Last Taboo' argues that body hair plays a central role in constructing masculinity and femininity and sexual and cultural identities. It asks how and why any particular issue can become defined as 'self-evidently' too silly or too mad to write about.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847794444 (electronic bk.)
1847794440 (electronic bk.)
9781781702567 (electronic bk.)
178170256X (electronic bk.)
9780719075001 (hbk.)
0719075009 (hbk.)
OCLC # 607911187
Additional Format Print version: Last taboo. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2006 9780719075001 (OCoLC)72868359