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Title:
The visible self : global perspectives on dress, culture, and society
Author:
Eicher, Joanne Bubolz.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fairchild Publications, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvi, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. 1. The systematic study of dress -- Readings for part 1. The baths / Alev Lytle Croutier -- Body ritual among the Nacirema / Horace Miner -- Eurocentrism in the study of ethnic dress / Suzanne Baizerman, Joanne B. Eicher, Catherine Cerny -- Many disciplines, many rewards : Inuit clothing research / Betty Kobayashi Issenman -- Dress as a reflection and sustainer of social reality : a cross-cultural perspective / Jean A. Hamilton, James W. Hamilton -- Pt. 2. Physical appearance, environment, and dress -- Readings for part 2. Pressure of menswear on the neck in relation to visual performance / Leonora M. Langan and Susan M. Watkins -- Innerskins/outerskins : gut and fishskin / Pat Hickman -- Pt. 3. Scales of culture and dress -- Readings for part 3. Gaa̕nda scarification : a model for art and identity / Marla C. Berns -- They don't wear wigs here / Barbara A. Schreier -- Court, formal and everyday dress during the late Chi̕ng dynasty / A.C. Scott -- Transnational biographies and local meanings : used clothing practices in Lusaka / Karen Tranberg Hansen -- Pt. 4. Art, aesthetics, and dress -- Readings for part 4. The aesthetics of men's dress of the Kalabari of Nigeria / Tonye V. Erekosima, Joanne B. Eicher -- The sweetness of fat : health, procreation, and sociability in rural Jamaica / Elisa J. Sobo -- Scruffy is badge of pride, but some physicists long for cool / Malcolm W. Browne -- Signature style : falling off the fashion train with Frida, Georgia and Louise / Jo Ann C. Stabb -- Pt. 5. Dress and the future -- Reading for part 5. Cosmic couture / Elizabeth Snead.
ISBN:
9781563670688
Format :
Book