Good to Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 297 pp. Tightly bound. Spine not compromised. Text free of markings. The book was stored improperly in a box causing the covers to warp at the lower right front corner.
Good. 0791437426. This book is in good condition; no remainder marks. The book has some shelfwear. Several highlighted passages. Solid study or reading copy but not for collectors.; 8.84 X 5.87 X 0.70 inches; 326 pages.
Near Fine. No Jacket. A nice, clean, unmarked, near-fine copy. "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. While hair's high salience as both sign and symbol extends cross-culturally through time, its denotations are far from universal. Hair is an inter-disciplinary look at the meanings of hair, hairiness, and hairlessness in Asian cultures, from classical to contemporary contexts. The contributors draw on a variety of literary, archaeological, religious, and ethnographic evidence. They examine scientific, medical, political, and popular cultural discourses. Topics covered include monastic communities and communities of fashion, hair codes and social conventions of rank, attitudes of enforcement and rebellion, and positions of privilege and destitution. Different interpretations include hair as a key aspect of female beauty, of virility, as obscene, as impure, and linked with other symbolic markers in bodily, social, political, and cosmological constructs. " (Publisher)
Very Good in Paperback jacket. 8vo. pp. 297, as new, b/w illustrations, "contributors draw on a variety of sources: literary, archaeological, religious and ehtnographic. They examine scientific, medical, political, and popular cultural discourses."
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