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Dress And Ethnicity: Change Across Space And Time Joanne B. Eicher

Dress And Ethnicity: Change Across Space And Time

Joanne B. Eicher

Published July 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780756781170
Paperback
316 pages
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From African-American womens headwraps to beauty pageants in Swaziland, this absorbing book explores ethnicity through the frequently noticed but less often analyzed human phenomenon of dress. The authors -- ethnographers, folklorists, and textileMoreFrom African-American womens headwraps to beauty pageants in Swaziland, this absorbing book explores ethnicity through the frequently noticed but less often analyzed human phenomenon of dress. The authors -- ethnographers, folklorists, and textile scholars -- present case studies from around the world to illustrate their different theoretical frameworks and assumptions. In considering how the body is modified and supplemented they discuss not only garments and accessories but also hairstyles and cosmetics.