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Dress and gender : Making and m - Joanne B. Eicher

Dress and gender

Making and m

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Published: 14th April 1993
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Dress is one of the most significant markers of gender identity, yet is only rarely explored in depth. This volume addresses the relationship between gender and dress, opening up fascinating aspects by covering a great variety of ethnographic areas reaching from Asia, Europe and Africa to North and South America. The time span is equally wide-ranging and offers present-day material as well as studies based on historical data.

..".this important, thought-provoking work, breaks new ground and could conceivably spawn future Women's Studies research in many lands and languages." --Dress

..".a rich and diverse collection of essays, with a wide ethnographic and historical range that makes it a valuable and useful book for those interested in either dress or gender, and indispensable for those interested in both." --Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

"This excellent volume should serve as a useful resource." --Choice

..". an extremely rich analysis of dress as a form of gender identification." --ITAA Newsletter

Introduction
Dress and Gender: Definition and Classification of Dress: Implications for Analysis of Gender Roles
Women as Headhunters: The Making and Meaning of Textiles in a Southeast Asian Context
Cut and Sewn: The Textiles of Social Organisation in Thailand
Purse-Proud: Of Betel and Areca Nut Bags in Laboya (West Sumba, Eastern Indonesia)
Gender Boundaries in the Production of Guatamalan Textiles
The Jewish Kippa Sruga and the Social Construction of Gender in Israel
Quilted Apparel and Gender Identity: An American Case Study
Lace Making in Venetian Culture
Pachamama: The Inka Earth Mother of the Long Sweeping Garment
Kalabari Dress in Nigeria: visual Analysis and Gender Implications
Whose Sleeves? Gender, Class, and Meaning in Japanese Dress of the Seventeenth Century
The Significance of Dress for the Orthodox Hindu Woman
Continuity and Change in Hindu Women's Dress
Dressing for Dinner in the Bush: Rituals of Self-Definition and British Imperial Authority
Clothes Encounters of the Gynecological Kind: Medical Mandates and Maternity Modes USA, 1850-1990
Dress and Modes of Address: Structural Forms for Policewomen
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ISBN: 9780854968657
ISBN-10: 0854968652
Series: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 14th April 1993
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1