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KRISTEN BARBER interviewed on Word of Mouth: Listen to the author of Styling Masculinity discuss the fate of the barbershop with New Hampshire Public Radio’s Virginia Prescott

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Listen to Kristen Barber discuss her new book, Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry, and the fate of the barbershop with Virginia Prescott for New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.”

There is a time-honored place where the smell of talcum powder fills the air, where the straight-edge razor is still a sacred tool, where the burn of after shave is tempered by the refreshing cocoon of a hot towel. And where, and of course, guys can be guys.  We’re talking about old-school barbershops.

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