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Author Tarlo, Emma, author.

Title Entanglement : the secret lives of hair / Emma Tarlo.

Publication Info. London, England : Oneworld, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  391.5 TAR    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  391.5 TAR    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 407 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368, 376-393) and index.
Contents Strange gifts -- Invisibility -- Harvest -- Tonsure -- Idolatry -- Sheitel -- Black hair -- Race -- Wig rush -- Combings -- Crime -- Closet hair -- Loss -- Gift -- Animal -- Epilogue.
Summary "When it's not attached to your head, your very own hair takes on a disconcerting quality. Suddenly, it is strange. And yet hair finds its way into all manner of unexpected places, far from our heads, including cosmetics, clothes, ropes, personal and public collections, and even food. Whether treated as waste or as gift, relic, sacred offering or commodity in a billion-dollar industry for wigs and hair extensions, hair has many stories to tell. Collected from Hindu temples and Buddhist nunneries and salvaged by the strand from waste heaps and the combs of long-haired women, hair flows into the industry from many sources. Entering this strange world, Emma Tarlo travels the globe, tracking its movement across India, Myanmar, China, Africa, the United States, Britain and Europe, where she meets people whose livelihoods depend on hair. Viewed from inside Chinese wig factories, Hindu temples and the villages of Myanmar, or from Afro hair fairs, Jewish wig parlours, fashion salons and hair loss clinics in Britain and the United States, hair is oddly revealing of the lives of all it touches. From fashion and beauty to religion, politics and cultural identity, Emma Tarlo explores just how much our locks and curls tell us about who we are. Full of surprising revelations and penetrating insights, Entanglement will change the way you see hair for ever"--Publisher.
Subject Hair -- Social aspects.
Hair -- Economic aspects.
Hair preparations industry.
Hair -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00950381
Hair preparations industry. (OCoLC)fst00950402
HEALTH & FITNESS / Beauty & Grooming.
ISBN 1780749929 (hardcover)
9781780749921 (hardcover)

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