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Dress and gender : making and meaning in cultural contexts /
edited by Ruth Barnes and Joanne B. Eicher.
imprint
New York : Berg : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1992.
description
viii, 293 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0854967206 :
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imprint
New York : Berg : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1992.
isbn
0854967206 :
general note
The essays in this volume were presented during a workshop titled "Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning" which was held in April 1989 in Oxford.
catalogue key
3231663
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-12:
This impressive collection emerged from 1989 workshop sponsored by the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, Oxford. Its 18 distinguished international authors work in anthropology, textile and design, art, cultural history, and ethnography. The 16 scholarly articles (footnotes and bibliographies) include textile traditions associated with women in headhunting Naga villages of mountainous northeast India; Buddhist communities of Thailand; Guatemalan Indian cultures; modern Israeli religious/nationalistic contexts; contemporary US quilting guilds; Venetian lacemaking institutions; 17th-century Japan; and Hindu customs of India. As a group, the essays show how dress as a cultural phenomenon defines personal identity geographically and historically; designates belonging to a community; and reflects social position, authority, and religious affiliation. Meaning may be incorporated into the construction process, clothing form, or cultural function. Two articles provide insight into European imperialism and African cultural assimilation through clothing. Overall, this excellent volume should serve as a useful resource. Undergraduate; graduate; faculty. B. B. Chico; Regis University (CO)
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'...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 OxfordThis excellent volume should serve as a useful resource.Choice'... an extremely rich analysis of dress as a form of gender identification.'ITAA Newsletter
"...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
'...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
"...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." --J ournal 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
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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.
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Dress is one of the most significant markets 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.
Table of Contents
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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