Beards: An Unshaved History by Kevin ClarkeBeards: An Unshaved History by Kevin Clarke

Beards: An Unshaved History

byKevin Clarke

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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"Why is it that, 100,000 years ago, our ancestors started removing hair from their faces and bodies, using stone tweezers and shells? Why did gays adopt the beard as a sign of liberation in the 1970s? And why is everyone wearing beards again today, from Taliban to hipsters, bankers to fashion models? This book is a journey through time, ideologies, and changing styles, and asks the perennial question: What makes a man a man?" These are questions Kevin Clarke explores in his groundbreaking cultural history book Beards. In addition to his view on the clones of the 1970s and their recent return, there are interviews and facts about beards as well as photographs showing how beautiful a man's beard can be. The ultimate guide to the history of male facial hair. In English and German!

About The Author

"Kevin Clarke (*1967) studied musicology and literary history in Berlin and Milan. He did his PhD at Free University Berlin about Emmerich Kálmán and the Transatlantic Operetta. In 2007, his books Glitter and be Gay: Die authentische Operette und ihre schwulen Verehrer [The Authentic Operetta and Its Gay Admirers] as well as Im Weißen ...

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Title:Beards: An Unshaved HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 11 × 8.25 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Bruno Gmuender GmbHLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3959850018

ISBN - 13:9783959850018

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Table of Contents

"18 Facial Hair Today: Out & Proud 24 The History of the Stripes 36 Time Line: Egypt - Greece - Rome 38 Beards Are Back in Town 42 Interview: Beards & Religion 52 The Beardless Nuba 54 Electric Razors 58 Interview: Beards & Porn 74 Time Line: Queer Facial Hair, Part One 78 Shaving Devices 82 The Birth of the 1970s Clone Look 99 King Camp Gillette 102 Time Line: Medieval Facial Hair 106 Interview: Beards & Hispters 118 Interview: Beards & Movies 128 Steve Cruz's Beard Blog 132 Interview: Beards & Fashion 140 Oscar Wilde's Anti-Beard 146 Time Line: US Presidents 148 Ten Thousand Years of Beard History at a Glance 170 Fold-Out Razor Blades 184 Interview: Beards & Comics 194 Interview: Beards & Pop Music 206 Time Line: Queer Facial Hair, Part Two 208 Interview: Beards & Gender 220 The Return of the Clones 246 The Philips Company"