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Library Colloquia Series -- Beauty Shop Culture and the Labor of Hairdressing, November 8

Library Colloquia Series - Fall 2013

Free and open to the public.

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.


Beauty Shop Culture and the Labor of Hairdressing

Friday, November 8
12:15 pm
MSU Main Library, Room W449

Presented by Candacy Taylor, Independent Scholar and Current Archie Green Award recipient at the American Folklore Center
Cosponsored by the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context, the MSU Women’s Resource Center, and Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives

"For centuries hair salons have functioned as makeshift communities where people gather to discuss everything from intimate family sagas to the stock market. For many, the ritual of going to the salon is as important as going to church. It's a place where people literally and figuratively let their hair down and spill their secrets. In the midst of styling aids, corrosive chemicals, flat irons and the comforting hum of hair dryers; lives are shared." (from Taylor Made Culture)

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