The Resource "Petals falling off a rose" : the effect of hair loss on women's identity performances

"Petals falling off a rose" : the effect of hair loss on women's identity performances

Label
"Petals falling off a rose" : the effect of hair loss on women's identity performances
Title
"Petals falling off a rose"
Title remainder
the effect of hair loss on women's identity performances
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation analyzes twenty-six interviews with women who have temporary hair loss, thinning hair, or alopecia to gain insight into how hair loss affects women's identity performances by drawing from the work of Goffman (1959; 1963) and Foucault (1988; 1995). This project examines how these processes differ for women depending on the type of hair loss they have and their consequences for identity. For women with temporary hair loss, the issue of temporality is critical as they wait out their hair loss by trying to look healthy and feminine while wearing wigs until their hair grows back. Women with thinning hair find their hair loss disconcerting as it marks a change from their earlier appearance and sense of self, focusing on looking professional, acceptable, and presentable as they try to come to terms with their situation. Women with alopecia focus on controlling their appearance by hiding their hair loss from others as well as meeting social and cultural norms of gender, femininity, beauty, normality, and health in order to protect their image they portray to others. This project concludes with a discussion of how temporality and diagnosis can help us understand women's experiences of hair loss as well as what this study tells us about what it means to have a healthy identity
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dua, Priya
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2011.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
"Petals falling off a rose" : the effect of hair loss on women's identity performances
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Jill Marie Hermsen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872560849
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872560849
Label
"Petals falling off a rose" : the effect of hair loss on women's identity performances
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Jill Marie Hermsen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872560849
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 153 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872560849

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