Of Beards and Men

Of Beards and Men

The Revealing History of Facial Hair

Book - 2016
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This fascinating and erudite history of facial hair cracks the masculine hair code, shedding light on the choices men make as they shape the hair on their faces. Oldstone-Moore adeptly lays to rest common misperceptions about beards and vividly illustrates the connection between grooming, identity, culture, and masculinity. To a surprising degree, we find, the history of men is written on their faces.
Publisher: Chicago :, The University of Chicago Press,, [2016]
©2016
Branch Call Number: 391.5 OLD
Characteristics: 338 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-328) and index.

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