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Hair : Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures Paperback – April 2, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0791437421 ISBN-10: 0791437426 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (April 2, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791437426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791437421
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,066,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hair: Its power and meaning in Asian cultures was inspired by an after-dinner discussion between some high powered Asian scholars and, though some of the essays are very sober, some trace of stimulating after-dinner conversation persists in Ganana th Obeyesekere's foreword, with its "root meanings" and "cultural grammars' that are 'loose', like hair itself." -- Times Literary Supplement, July 10, 1998

About the Author

Alf Hiltebeitel is Professor in the Department of Religion at George Washington University. He edited Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees: Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism and The Ritual of Battle: Krishna in the Mahaharata, both published by SUNY Press. Barbara D. Miller is Professor in the Department of Anthropology, George Washington University.

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By Francisco on July 25, 2014
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Very very interesting book!
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8 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Ursula on July 11, 2001
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An awful atrocity of the literary genre. It was like the personal notebooks of various authors compiled into an uneven mess. Too many articles, too many footnotes & references to page numbers of other books, too little of pictures. Too many irrelevant points of view. I did not enjoy it. It's only a few hundred pages and is entirely black & white, and it was way to high-priced. Like $24.00. If you're looking for any meaning or pictures of the wonderful & elaborate hair dos of Asia, you will find no information in this horrible book.
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