Notes on Aversion to Hair

By Christian Bromberger


Disgust is the result of the consciousness of an anomaly, a “sense that things are not in their correct place” and an impropriety disruptive of the usual world order and involving the body. Aversions to hair may, thus, stem from a sense of the violation of conventional norms, norms relating to appearance and gender. A few of these transgressions which concern norms involving hair and eliciting disgust are examined here.


  • hair
  • cultural norms
  • gender
  • cancer
  • disgust
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