Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - History - 271 pages
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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 fetishism and their cognizance of hair's symbolic resonance and commercial value.
  

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Contents

Hair Fetishized in Victorian Culture
33
Hair Domesticated by Male Novelists
103
Hair Fashioned by Women Authors
147
Sensational Hair
183
Funny Hair
211
Conclusion
249
Index
267
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