Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value
Mark Albert Johnston
Page count: 312 pages
File size: 4.9 MB
Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value uniquely focuses on representations of facial hair for early modern culture and analyzes the role fetish plays in naturalizing categories like sex and gender. Author Johnston explores how beards in all their variety-including beardlessness and female beards-are freighted with cultural and psychic significance, materializing complex and contradictory value in multiple registers.