Proceedings of the Unhas International Conference on Social and Political Science (UICoSP 2017)

Hair and Female Identity: Reading Women's Hair in The Mass Media

Authors
Sitti Murniati Muhtar, Muh Iqbal Sultan, Andi Subhan Amir, Sitti Nurfajriani Syam
Corresponding Author
Sitti Murniati Muhtar
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/uicosp-17.2017.29How to use a DOI?
Keywords
industry, media, consumption, identity, mimetic crisis
Abstract

This article discusses the importance of women hair as an identity symbol in relation with the development of information technology and industry. Women hair has became a commodificated human organ. Advertisements of some hair cosmeti products that showed beautiful image of celebrities' hair have bother women as media consumers. Media has been continuing to reproduce taht image. This because an identity crisis among women that could send them into a condition called mimetic crisis. Women try hard to "become-a-like" the image that shown in media, especially though advertisements there. Then, the meaning of beautiful is constructed by those adversitiments rather yhat by women. Therefore, women face two options : freedom to express themselves in their own style, or drift into media and indutry explanations.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Unhas International Conference on Social and Political Science (UICoSP 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-396-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/uicosp-17.2017.29How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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