Dress sense: emotional and sensory experiences of the body and clothes

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Donald Clay Johnson, Helen Bradley Foster
Berg, 2007 - Design - 188 pages
Dress Sense explores the importance of the senses and emotions in the way people dress, and how they attach value and significance to clothing. Inspired by the work of Joanne B. Eicher, contributors offer different multi-disciplinary perspectives on this key and unexplored topic in dress and sensory anthropology.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dress in Somali Culture
16
Dress Hungarian Socialism and Resistance
23
British Dress in India
36
African American Enslavement and Escaping in Disguise
47
Living Traditions
60
The Aesthetics of Moroccan Berber Dress
72
Womens Waist Beads in Ghana
84
Performing Dress and Adornment in Southeastern Nigeria
109
Challenging Traditions
121
Global Markets and Authenticity
133
Growing Old and Dressing DisGracefully
144
Part rV The Future
156
Dress Online
170
Index
183
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About the author (2007)

Helen Bradley Foster is Lecturer, University of Minnesota.
Donald Clay Johnson is Curator, Ames Library of South Asia, University of Minnesota.

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