So, here’s the thing…The Sociology of Hair

8th March 2019

12:30 – 13:30

Learning Hub, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH


Library and Learning Services (LLS) presents Jo Downton, Lecturer in Sociology.

Come with us on a fascinating journey through the crop we harvest from our very own selves – Hair. In this highly engaging/interactive session we explore the so often overlooked politics of hair and how perception of it by society evolves and changes overtime. We see how hair reflects how we live our lives and how we are expected to behave in life. The wonderful property about hair is that it can be easily manipulated, changed, removed, cut and dyed and we discover how the language of hair is central to our social identity and what it tells others about us. From head to toes, from the individual to the global, come and see what sociology can unravel/untangle from this highly interactive session in which all can contribute.

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Please note! If you are external to the University you will need to obtain a Visitor Day Pass from Senate Reception in order to access the Learning Hub. Please contact Jenny Townend if you have any queries.

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