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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.
Hair.
Taboo.
Women.
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. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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