The Anthropology of Hair

May at 1st seem banal, but hair as extension of the self; the processes associated with 'doing' hair; its many colours & textures; lengths & locations; its 'natural' and 'non-natural' forms, make hair a fascinating object of anthropological enquiry

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From Roots, Straight to Dreads: Disentangling the Politics of Black Hair!/group.php?v=info&ref=mf&gid=373012350621

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Braiding Hair as a Social Event! 2 Replies

The following blurb is taken from an online blog on Vogue Italia's website. Yes folks! I…Continue

Tags: diaspora, Italia, migration, African, hair

Started by Stacy A A Hope. Last reply by Stacy A A Hope Mar 13, 2010.

New Social Network...Black Hair

Hey, When I saw your group I just had to join because my wife started a social network for 'Black Hair' called Fringes and Curls: The Black Hair Sisterhood. Well its about Black hair and everything…Continue

Tags: hair, black

Started by Stuart Hardman Mar 13, 2010.

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Comment by Tracey Thornborrow on January 11, 2013 at 12:02pm

Hi guys,

does anyone know if there's been any research on hair from a non-afro caribbean perspective? I'm an anthropologist and a hairdresser (white British) interested in researching how hair shapes individual and social identity (or is that vice versa?!). 

Haven't managed to find any published research on similar topics. 

Any ideas?

Comment by adom 'adominic' philogene heron on March 5, 2010 at 2:36am
feel free to open up the discussion... if yu find any relevant articles let me kno!

Comment by Daniella Prince on February 25, 2010 at 8:03am
I am surprised there hasn't been any real discussion!

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