Announcement from the Journal of American Folklore
Dear List Members,
The Journal of American Folklore has published an article that may be of interest to members of the H-Mediterranean discussion list:
Bromberger, Christian. "Hair: From the West to the Middle East through the Mediterranean (The 2007 AFS Mediterranean Studies Section Address)." 121.482 (Fall 2008): 379-399.
From shaving to curling, from the concealment of hair to its ostentatious display, hair lends itself to a wide assortment of arrangements. It is uniquely suited for expressing status difference, relations among kin, group membership, and both the submission to and refusal of predominant social, political, and religious norms. Its fashioning entails, among other things, a striking aesthetic affinity with gardening and home decoration. From the West to the Middle East through the Mediterranean, this article explores the symbolic significances that societies attribute to this hotly debated physical characteristic and, more broadly, the interplay between voluntary social practices and culturally imposed rules of conduct.
The article is available through the print journal, and also in full text at Project Muse:
The Journal of American Folklore is the journal of the American Folklore Society. Information about JAF can be found at: http://www.afsnet.org/publications/jaf.cfm.
With best regards,
Journal of American Folklore
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