...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,...
...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...
...A young man enters the white aseptic space of his bathroom, applies a creamy handful of Rapid Shave to his face and neck and commences his daily depilation. As he draws the razor repeatedly over his skin, dapples of blood appear and, before...
Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5: Central and Southwest Asia
Berg Publishers, 2010
...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...
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