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Concerning beards : facial hair, health and practice in England 1650-1900 / Alun Withey.

Author/Creator:
Withey, Alun, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Distribution:
[London, England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020
Series:
Facialities : interdisciplinary approaches to the human face
Facialities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Human Face
Facialities : interdisciplinary approaches to the human face
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations (chiefly black and white); digital file(s).
Subjects:
Beards -- Social aspects -- England -- History.
Shaving -- Social aspects -- England -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
"Through an exploration of the history of male facial hair in England, Alun Withey underscores its complex meanings, medical implications and socio-cultural significance from the mid-17th to the early 20th century. Withey charts the gradual shift in concepts of facial hair, and shaving - away from 'formal' medicine and practice - towards new concepts of hygiene and personal grooming"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
Facial hair, health and the body, c.1650-1750
The faces of politeness : facial hair, masculinity and culture in the long eighteenth century
The dominion of the beard, c.1850-1900
The medical practices and practitioners of shaving in early modern Britain
Economies of shaving, c.1650-1750
Refining the face : auto- pogonotomy and self-styling, 1750-1900
Hairs and graces : barbers, hairdressers and shaving, c.1750-1900
The bearded classes : facial hair and social status, 1700-1900
Cleanse, cut and control : the institutional history of facial Hair
The commodification of shaving, 1650-1850
Selling shaving in the age of the beard : the market for shaving products, c.1850-1890
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Print version: Withey, Alun. Concerning beards.
ISBN:
9781350127852
135012785X
9781350127876
9781350127845
1350127841
9781350213012
1350213012
OCLC:
1238134012
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781350127876 doi
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star
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