A Cultural History of Hair, Volume 1: A Cultural History of Hair in Antiquity
Editor: Geraldine Biddle-Perry
Volume editor: Mary Harlow
Contributing authors: Katherine Schwab and Marice Rose
Katherine Schwab and Marice Rose are contributing authors, "Self and Society."
How have our attitudes to hair changed over time? In what ways have new technologies influenced hair-related practices and beliefs? Is hair just about fashion or does it express social, spiritual, and cultural meanings? In a work that spans nearly 3,000 years these ambitious questions are addressed by 60 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate trends and nuances of the culture of hair in Western societies from ancient times to the present. Volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make the set as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the reader the choice to gain an overview of a period by reading one volume, or to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.
Rose, Marice and Schwab, Katherine. “Self and Society.” In A Cultural History of Hair, Volume 1: A Cultural History of Hair in Antiquity, edited by Mary Harlow, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Biddle-Perry, Geraldine; Harlow, Mary; Schwab, Katherine; and Rose, Marice, "A Cultural History of Hair, Volume 1: A Cultural History of Hair in Antiquity" (2018). Visual & Performing Arts Faculty Book and Media Gallery. 22.