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Hairstyles and Fashion: A Hairdresser's History of Paris, 1910-1920 (Dress, Body, Culture)

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The way a society deals with hair speaks volumes about its structures, its wealth, and its values. How is hair arranged? Is it left long or cut short? How often is it washed? Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender?

This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. Long's purpose in writing was to keep English coiffeurs informed about the goings-on in the world of fashion and hairdressing in France, and especially in Paris. In doing so he has provided us with a personal cultural history of the world's most fashionable city in a period that stretches from the end of the Belle Epoque, through the First World War, and into the opening year of the Roaring Twenties. His investigation of hairstyles and fashion inevitably leads him to a fascinating discussion of important historical issues: the 'true' nature of Woman; the genesis and democratization of fashion; and popular attitudes towards hygiene. With his engaging literary style Long invites us to think about consumer habits and technology, notions of fashion and cleanliness, and changing ideals of femininity and the social order.

Students and scholars of history, fashion and French society will enjoy these rich and revealing accounts of what hair means to identity and culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859732229
Editor:
Zdatny, Steven
Publisher:
Berg Publishers
Editor:
Zdatny, Steven
Editor:
Zdatny, S.
Author:
Zdatny, Steven
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
France
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Hair
Subject:
Hairdressing
Subject:
Hairstyles
Subject:
Hairdressing -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Dress, Body, Culture (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.456 in

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Hairstyles and Fashion: A Hairdresser's History of Paris, 1910-1920 (Dress, Body, Culture)
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