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Published: 04 January 2011

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083235

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The Last Taboo

Women and Body Hair

Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first academic book ever written on women and body hair
  • Argues that body hair plays a central role in constructing masculinity and femininity and sexual and cultural identities
  • Asks how and why any particular issue can become defined as 'self-evidently' too silly or too mad to write about
  • Uses a wide range of thinking including gender theory, queer theory, critical and literary theory, history, art history, anthropology and psychology

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