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Designers’ bodies: women and body hair in contemporary art and advertising

Laura Scuriatti

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In recent years, contemporary artists have been increasingly devoting attention to human hair, and specifically to body hair. When it comes to picturing and representing female bodies, often even the ... More


The last taboo: women, body hair and feminism

Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The vast majority of women in Western culture, as well as in many other cultures, remove the hair on their bodies. Women's body hair is apparently seen as either too ridiculous and trivial – or too ... More


‘The wives of geniuses I have sat with’1: body hair, genius and modernity

Daniela Caselli

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The current absence of a debate around the cultural meanings of body hair within the many existing feminist discussions on the post-capitalist and post-colonial female body would be surprising if it ... More


Hairs on the lens: female body hair on the screen1

Alice Macdonald

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Most Western women only feel acceptable to themselves and to society if their bodies are largely hair-free. The cinema is particularly responsible for the confirmation and perpetuation of this ... More


‘That wonderful phænomenon’: female body hair and English literary tradition

Carolyn D. Williams

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Writing on female body hair in English literature goes against the grain: everything below eyelash level has been subject to so much total or partial erasure that it would be easier to write on it ... More


Bikini fur and fur bikinis

Sue Walsh

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the grounds for reading animal fur as body hair. This is because body hair and fur are connected with, and substituted for, each another in a variety of ways. The chapter first ... More


The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is an academic book on women and body hair, a subject which has, until now, been seen as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body ... More


Women with beards in early modern Spain

Sherry Velasco

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The numerous representations of hairy women in early modern historical, literary and iconographic texts in Spain reveal the popularity of the theme, as well as its significance for the understanding ... More


Fur girls and wolf women: fur, hair and subversive female lycanthropy

Jazmina Cininas

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Humanity has long had an ambivalent relationship with fur and hair, reflecting the contested boundary of the human and nonhuman worlds. This ambivalence becomes amplified further still when ‘fur’ is ... More


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