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Monday, December 5, 2011
Hair as Status!
In Howell's article, it was found that an Ainu's status was marked by the length and style of their hair - or rather their lack of status - and it acted as a symbol of a specific ethnic identity (Howell, 1994).
Howell, David L.
1994 Ainu Ethnicity and the Boundaries of Early Modern Japanese State. Oxford University Press (142): 69-93.