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Hair: Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures

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Hair--whether present or absent, restored or removed, abundant or scarce, long or short, bound or unbound, colored or natural--marks a person as clearly as speech, clothing, and smell. It defines a person's gender, sexual availability and desirability, age, social status, and even political stance. It may also act as a basis for discrimination in treatment by others. While hair's high salience as both sign and symbol extends cross-culturally through time, its denotations are far from universal. Hair is an interdisciplinary ...

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0791437418

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9780791437414

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Hair: Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures
1998, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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1998, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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