Faces around the World

Faces around the World

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Our faces identify who we area€”not only what we look like and what ethnicities we belong to, but they can also identify what religions we practice and what personal ideologies we have. This one-of-a-kind Aa€“Z reference explores the ways we change, beautify, and adorn our faces to create our personalities and identities. In addition to covering the basics such as the anatomical structure and function of parts of the human face, the entries examine how the face is viewed around the world, allowing students to easily draw connections and differences between various cultures around the world. Readers will learn about a wide variety of topics, including identity in different cultures; religious beliefs; folklore; extreme beautification; the qevil eye;q scarification; facial piercing and facial tattooing masks; social views about beauty including cosmetic surgery and makeup; how gender, class and sexuality play a role in our understanding of the face; and skin, eye, mouth, nose, and ear diseases and disorders. This encyclopedia is ideal for high school and undergraduate students studying anthropology, anatomy, gender, religion, and world cultures.... recorded accounts of the bindi coming from at least the third century, in such religious texts as the Puranas. Bindis were originally made from vermillion or kumkum powder, or sometimes were simply leaves that were cut and pasted onto theanbsp;...

Title:Faces around the World
Author:Margo DeMello
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2012-02-14


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