Politics of Hair


Larry Abramson (2-way)(update on anthrax case in CT)
*NPR Science Reporter

Ruth Rubinstein
*Professor of Sociology, Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, NY
*Author, Dress Codes: Meanings and Messages in American Culture

James Pavlin
*Professor, Religion and Islamic Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Pamela Ferrell
*Owner, Cornrows and Company

Paul Heslop
*Spokesperson, The Halo Trust (humanitarian de-mining organization)

Pictures of clean shaven men became striking symbols of change last week in Afghanistan. But Kabul is hardly the only place where hair holds meaning. How did something so universal and simple become so important? And what do styles say about who we are? Long Hairs, egg heads and grey beards. The politics of hair.



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