The Roots Of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, And Sexual Power Of Red Hair

Author: Marion Roach
“A unique blend of personal and cultural history.”—Harper’s Bazaar

Already in its sixth HARDCOVER printing, The Roots of Desire is a witty and entertaining investigation into the power, myth and meaning of red hair. Redheads have been worshipped, idealized, fetishized, feared, and condemned, leaving their mark on us and our culture. Such is the power of what is actually a genetic mutation, and in The Roots of Desire, Marion Roach takes a fascinating look at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played over time. A redhead herself, Roach brings candor and brilliant insight to the complicated and revealing history of redheads, making this a stand-out narrative and an essential tool in understanding the mechanics and phenomenon of red hair. A must-have for every redhead.

ISBN: 9781582345901
Page Count: 256
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 7/11/2006
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