Concerning Beards

Facial Hair, Health and Practice in England 1650-1900

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An exploration of the medical history of facial hair in England from the mid-17th to the early 20th century.

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Introduction
Section One - Facial Hair, Health and Medicine
2. Medical Conceptions of Facial Hair, c. 1650-1750
3. The Faces of Politeness: Beards and Beardlessness in the Eighteenth Century
4. The Imperial Beard, c. 1850-1900
Section Two - The Practice and Practices of Shaving
5. Barbers and Barbershops in Early Modern Britain
6. Shaving and Being Shaved, c.1600-1750
7. Barbering in Decline? Barbershops and Shaving, 1745-1900
Section Three - Facial Hair, Class and Hegemony
8. The Bearded Classes: Facial Hair and Social Status, 1700-1900
9. Cleanse and Control: The Institutional History of Facial Hair, c. 1700-1900
Section Four - The Marketplace for Shaving
10. The Material Culture of Shaving, 1650-1750
11. The 'Outward Gentlemen': Marketing Shaving Products, c. 1750-1850
12. Selling Shaving in the Age of the Beard: Men's Personal Grooming, c. 1850-1900
Index

Om forfatteren

Alun Withey is a Senior Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, UK, and has recently completed a Wellcome Trust-funded research project Do Beards Matter?: Facial Hair, Health and Hygiene in Britain, 1650-1900'.