Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us About Women's Lives

Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us About Women's Lives

by Rose Weitz
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Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us About Women's Lives by Rose Weitz

The first book to explore the role of hair in women's lives and what it reveals about their identities, intimate relationships, and work lives

Hair is one of the first things other people notice about us--and is one of the primary ways we declare our identity to others. Both in our personal relationships and in relationships with the larger world, hair sends an immediate signal that conveys messages about our gender, age, social class, and more.
In Rapunzel's Daughters, Rose Weitz first surveys the history of women's hair, from the covered hair of the Middle Ages to the two-foot-high, wildly ornamented styles of pre-Revolutionary France to the purple dyes worn by some modern teens. In the remainder of the book, Weitz, a prominent sociologist, explores--through interviews with dozens of girls and women across the country--what hair means today, both to young girls and to women; what part it plays in adolescent (and adult) struggles with identity; how it can create conflicts in the workplace; and how women face the changes in their hair that illness and aging can bring. Rapunzel's Daughters is a work of deep scholarship as well as an eye-opening and personal look at a surprisingly complex-and fascinating-subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429931137
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/12/2005
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rose Weitz is a professor of sociology at Arizona State University and is past president of Sociologists for Women in Society. She is the author of several books and the editor of The Politics of Women's Bodies.


Rose Weitz is a professor of sociology at Arizona State University and is past president of Sociologists for Women in Society. She is the author of several books and the editor of The Politics of Women's Bodies.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haley OSU Comp student spring 2013. Hair is one of the first things people notice about us and it is something that has always been known to play a big role in our lives. Rose Weitz does an exceptional job at exploring the role that hair plays in our lives, and what it reveals about us. She explores the many struggles women face with bad hair days, intimate reationships, work lives, and much more. She provides a great collection of pictures revealing secrets of the hair industry throughout the decades and countless interviews. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago