the roots of desire the myth meaning and sexual power of red hair

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The Roots Of Desire

Author : Marion Roach
ISBN : 9781596918948
Genre : History
File Size : 71. 70 MB
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Already in its sixth HARDCOVER printing, The Roots of Desire is a witty and entertaining investigation into the power, myth and meaning of red hair. Redheads have been worshipped, idealized, fetishized, feared, and condemned, leaving their mark on us and our culture. Such is the power of what is actually a genetic mutation, and in The Roots of Desire, Marion Roach takes a fascinating look at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played over time. A redhead herself, Roach brings candor and brilliant insight to the complicated and revealing history of redheads, making this a stand-out narrative and an essential tool in understanding the mechanics and phenomenon of red hair. A must-have for every redhead.

The Roots Of Desire

Author : Marion Roach
ISBN : 1582343446
Genre : History
File Size : 44. 48 MB
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Part history, part cultural commentary, part memoir, The Roots of Desire is a witty and entertaining investigation into what it means to be a redhead. A redhead rarely goes unnoticed in a crowded room. From Judas Iscariot to Botticelli's Venus to Julianne Moore, redheads have been worshipped, idealized, fetishized, feared, and condemned, leaving their mark on us and our culture. Such is the power of what is actually a genetic mutation, and in The Roots of Desire, Marion Roach takes a fascinating look at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played over time. She discovers that in Greek mythology, redheads become vampires after they die; Hitler banned intermarriage with redheads for fear of producing "deviant offspring"; women with red hair were burned as witches during the Inquisition; in Hollywood, female redheads are considered sexy while male redheads are considered a hard sell; and in the nineteenth century, it was popular belief that redheads were the strongest scented of all women, smelling of amber and violets. Redheads have been stereotyped, marginalized, sought after, and made to function as everything from a political statement to a symbol of human carnality. A redhead herself, Roach brings candor and brilliant insight to the complicated and revealing history of redheads, making this a stand-out narrative and an essential tool in understanding the mechanics and phenomenon of red hair.

Blonde Like Me

Author : Natalia Ilyin
ISBN : 9780684852140
Genre : Social Science
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Looks at the American attitude towards blondes and personal appearance in general

Red

Author : Jacky Colliss Harvey
ISBN : 9781925266580
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A New York Times bestseller, Red is the first book to explore the history of red hair and red-headedness throughout the world. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, Jacky Colliss Harvey explores red hair in the ancient world, the prejudice manifested against redheads across medieval Europe, and red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness and the height of fashion in Protestant England, thanks to Elizabeth I. Colliss Harvey also examines depictions of red hair in art and literature, looks at modern medicine and the genetic decoding of redheads, and considers red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising to 'gingerism' and bullying. More than just a book for redheads, Red is a fascinating social and cultural celebration of a rich and mysterious genetic quirk.

Women Can T Park Men Can T Pack

Author : Geoff Rolls
ISBN : PSU:000066895336
Genre : Psychology
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Does shoe size predict penis size? Are oysters an aphrodisiac? Do redheads have fiery tempers? Are stepmothers wicked? Do politicians lie? Answering these and many other questions with an engaging mixture of humor and psychological insight, this book takes psychology to the battle of the sexes and beyond by examining the truths and misconceptions behind the stereotypes that we often take for granted. Author and psychology lecturer Geoff Rolls reveals why so many people are afraid of clowns, why cavemen preferred blondes, and the surprising trends regarding the name Wayne. Clever, compelling, and often surprising, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to find out more about why we believe the things we do.

The House On Mango Street

Author : Sandra Cisneros
ISBN : 9780345807199
Genre : Fiction
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The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Hair

Author : Sarah Cheang
ISBN : 1845207920
Genre : Design
File Size : 58. 84 MB
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This book explores the social importance of hair, wherever it grows, explaining the cultural significance of hair and hairiness, and presenting a new critical engagement with hair and its stories, histories, performances and rituals. From heads, legs and underarms, to wigs and beards, and everything in between, the presentation, manipulation and daily experience of human hair plays a central and dynamic role within fashion, self-expression and the creation of social identity. The book's diverse range of cross-cultural essays encompasses the study of hair in fashion, film, art, history, literature, performance and consumer culture. Offering an accessible mix of visual analysis, cultural commentary and critical theory, Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion will appeal to all those interested in the presentation and analysis of cultural identity and the body.

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