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Author Harvey, Jacky Colliss, author.

Title Red : a history of the redhead / Jacky Colliss Harvey.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2015.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  909 HAR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  909 HAR    AVAILABLE
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Description 230 pages, [24] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Way, way back, many centuries ago -- Black and white and red all over -- Different for girls -- The excrement of the head -- Sinners and stunners -- Rapunzel, Rapunzel -- Freaks of fashion -- Redhead days.
Summary Stereotypes of redheaded women range from the funloving scatterbrain to the fiery-tempered vixen or the penitent prostitute. Red-haired men are often associated with either the savage barbarian or the redheaded clown. But why is this so? Harvey begins her quest in prehistory and traces the redhead gene as it made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora, only to emerge under Northern skies. She goes on to the modern age of art, and literature, and the first positive symbols of red hair in children's characters; the genetic and chemical decoding of red hair; and finally, red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising and exploitation to "gingerism" and the new movement against bullying.
Subject Redheads.
Redheads -- History.
Redheads in art.
Hair -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781579129965 (hardcover)
157912996X (hardcover)
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