Symbolic Bodies: Hands and Hair

Darian Leader, Emma Tarlo

26/02/2017 11:00 am
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Darian Leader and Emma Tarlo unveil some of the mysteries of our bodies. Psychoanalyst Darian Leader’s Hands: What We Do with Them – and Why is a fascinating odyssey through the history of what human beings do with their hands, drawing examples from popular culture, art history, psychoanalysis, technology and clinical research. Anthropologist Emma Tarlo’s book Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair is full of surprising revelations and penetrating insights, from fashion and beauty to religion, politics, cultural identity and commercial exploitation. Chaired by sociologist and author Anne Karpf.

Darian Leader

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst and author. His books include Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us from Seeing and What is Madness?

Emma Tarlo

Emma Tarlo is a professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She regularly gives public lectures worldwide and contributes to radio programmes and news articles.

Anne Karpf

Anne Karpf is a columnist writer and sociologist. A regular broadcaster and contributor to national newspapers and magazines, she is a columnist in The Guardian and is the author of several books including The War AfterThe Human Voice and, most recently, How to Age.

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