Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture

Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture Examining a wide range of historical artistic literary and theoretical works Galia Ofek shows how changing patterns of power relations between women and patriarchy are rendered anew when viewed th

  • Title: Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Author: Galia Ofek
  • ISBN: 9780754661610
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Examining a wide range of historical, artistic, literary, and theoretical works, Galia Ofek shows how changing patterns of power relations between women and patriarchy are rendered anew when viewed through the lens of Victorian hair codes and imagery during the second half of the nineteenth century Her innovative study reveals the Victorians well developed awareness of fExamining a wide range of historical, artistic, literary, and theoretical works, Galia Ofek shows how changing patterns of power relations between women and patriarchy are rendered anew when viewed through the lens of Victorian hair codes and imagery during the second half of the nineteenth century Her innovative study reveals the Victorians well developed awareness of fetishism and their cognizance of hair s symbolic resonance and commercial value.

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    1. I had to use this book for a grad school paper I was writing. When I went to look up a quote, I'd lose half an hour because I carried on reading for pleasure. You don't have to be an academic to like this book. It's simply fascinating in its own right. The simple gist is this: in a society built upon repression, the means of expression for female sexuality was the hair. As far as literature is concerned, if you didn't know the bitch was bad, you should have seen it coming: it was all evident in [...]

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