☆ Download Online Plucked A History of Hair Removal [PDF] By Rebecca M. Herzig

☆ Download Online Plucked A History of Hair Removal [PDF] By Rebecca M. Herzig

Plucked A History of Hair Removal
From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive This is true especially for women and girls conservative estimates indicate that 99% of American women have tried hai From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive This is true especially for women and girls conservative estimates indicate that 99% of American women have tried hair removal, and at least 85% regularly remove hair from their faces, armpits, legs, and bikini lines How and when does hair become a problem what makes some growth excessive Who or what separates the necessary from the superfluous In Plucked, historian Rebecca Herzig addresses these questions about hair removal She shows how, over time, dominant American beliefs about visible hair changed where once elective hair removal was considered a mutilation practiced primarily by savage men, by the turn of the twentieth century, hair free faces and limbs were expected for women Visible hair growth particularly on young, white women came to be perceived as a sign of political extremism, sexual deviance, or mental illness By the turn of the twenty first century, and Americans were waxing, threading, shaving, or lasering themselves smooth Herzig s extraordinary account also reveals some of the collateral damages of the intensifying pursuit of hair free skin Moving beyond the experiences of particular patients or clients, Herzig describes the surprising histories of race, science, industry, and medicine behind today s hair removing tools Plucked is an unsettling, gripping, and original tale of the lengths to which Americans will go to remove hair
Title : Plucked A History of Hair Removal
Pages : 280 pages
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Author :  Rebecca M. Herzig
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Language : English


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