This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, which has been seen until now as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body have found remarkably little to say about body hair, usually ignoring it completely. It would appear that the only texts to elaborate on body hair are guides on how to remove it, medical texts on A'hirsutism', or fetishistic pornography on A'hairy' women. "The Last Taboo "also questions how and why any particular issue can become defined as A'self-evidently' too silly or too mad to write about.
About the Author :
Karin Lesnik Oberstein has contributed to The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair as an editor.
Karin Lesnik-Oberstein focuses her inter- and multi- disciplinary research on childhood as a cultural and historical construction. Her first monograph (Clarendon Press, 1994) addressed this issue through the lens of children's literature studies. Subsequent work analyzes childhood as an identity in fields ranging from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history, to law and medicine. Her work on childhood is primarily based on approaches drawn from Freudian psychoanalytic thinking, through the particular use made of psychoanalysis in turn by thinkers such as Professor Jacqueline Rose and E
|Title:||The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair||Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Author:||Karin Lesnik Oberstein|
|No. of Pages:||218|
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