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Men’s Facial Hair in Islam

Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Book chapter

...In many cultures beards are sometimes treated with great care and veneration. Men’s facial hair in Islam falls within a host of issues related to Muslim masculinity. These include defining cultural and religious markers that signal...

Hair Without a Head

Janice Miller

Janice Miller is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Book chapter

...Proof (2005) Directed by John Madden, Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 99 mins (DVD) Claire: Did you use that conditioner I brought you? Catherine: No. Shit. I forgot. Claire: Well, it’s my favorite. You’ll love it, Katie. I want you...

Beards and Mustaches

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Because facial hair is strongly associated with masculinity, beards and mustaches carry powerful and complex cultural meanings. Growing a beard or mustache, or being clean-shaven, can communicate information about religion, sexual identity,...

Sartorial Shrugs and Other Fashion Understatements

Mackinney-Valentin Maria

Maria Mackinney-Valentin is an Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Identity Status Ambivalence in Contemporary Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Source: Author’s collection.Fashion understatement is about giving the impression of a relaxed attitude to appearance. For women this play on the unspectacular has a ring of empowerment to it. In 2013, this was exemplified with American...

Hairpieces

Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Book chapter

...The powerful role that hair can play in social rituals, and in personal life experiences, renders it an extremely potent material for artists to use. Since the mid 1990s, Mona Hatoum has produced a number of artworks using long hair from...

Hair and Male (Homo) Sexuality

Shaun Cole

Shaun Cole is Curator of Design at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Book chapter

...Gender, according to Judith Butler (1990a), is a performance. She proposes that we do not have any fixed or given gender identity that informs our behaviour; rather that behaviour is our gender. Butler argues: ‘There is no gender identity...

Hair, Gender and Looking

Geraldine Biddle-Perry

Geraldine Biddle-Perry is Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Book chapter

...‘Tresses Carried Like Flags …’ Across cultures, hair is one of the most powerful symbols of our individual and collective identities. But historically and culturally it is arguably the sight of hair that makes its styling, cutting...

Hair

Geraldine Biddle-Perry

Geraldine Biddle-Perry is Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Cheang

Sarah Cheang is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Across cultures, the symbolic and material management of hair on bodies, faces and heads is intrinsic to human adornment and hygiene, ritualized belief, and commercial enterprise. Fashions in hair can display an enormous and shifting range...

The Renaissance Beard: Masculinity in Early Modern England

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Renaissance Quarterly, 54(1) (Renaissance Society of America, 2001), 155–87. This essay builds on Judith Butler's recent theoretical work in Bodies that Matter by suggesting that the sexual differences that “mattered...

Fitrah: Temporary and Permanent Body Modifications for Muslims

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term fitrah, a precise equivalent for which does not exist in English, has been variously translated as that which is innate or instinctive, is determined by nature, derives from creation, or is in accordance with the true faith, which...