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Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value

Social science


by
Mark Albert Johnston

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 312 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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.