Beads and Beadmakers by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Beads and Beadmakers
By Joanne Bubolz Eicher

Beads and Beadmakers

Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Edited by See other recent books by Joanne Bubolz Eicher See other recent books by Lidia D. Sciama
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Beads and Beadmakers by Joanne Bubolz Eicher

Book Description

Beads have been used since antiquity, not only to dress the body, but as measures of value in economic and ritual exchanges. Their popularity has never waned, and in recent years their trade has enjoyed a world-wide revival. Beads have deep and multiple meanings: in many cultures, together with garments, they reflect age, gender and social status, and are a vehicle through which people store, exchange and transmit wealth.This absorbing book analyzes techniques and gendered aspects of the making of beads, as well as their role in trade and body adornment, in a wide range of societies, from the ancient Mediterranean to Renaissance Venice and present-day Southern Africa and West Africa, where they have become a symbol of cultural survival and identity. Anyone interested in material culture, anthropology, art history, and gender studies will find that this book provides fascinating insights into attitudes toward the body and its dress as well as systems of social classification.

Buy Beads and Beadmakers book by Joanne Bubolz Eicher from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781859739952
ISBN-10: 1859739954
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Joanne Bubolz Eicher

Visible Self by Joanne Bubolz Eicher Visible Self, Paperback (October 2008)

Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. This title presents a systematic approach to analyzing these daily rituals that we all share - not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also cleansing the body and adorning it.

Beads and Beadmakers by Joanne Bubolz Eicher Beads and Beadmakers, Hardback (May 1998)

This work analyzes techniques and gendered aspects of the making of beads, as well as their role in trade and body adornment, in a wide range of societies where they have become a symbol of cultural survival and identity.

Dress and Ethnicity by Joanne Bubolz Eicher Dress and Ethnicity, Paperback (November 1995)

From African-American women's 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 present case studies from around the world to illustrate their different theoretical frameworks and assumptions.

Dress and Gender by Joanne Bubolz Eicher Dress and Gender, Paperback (April 1993)

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 aspects by covering a variety of ethnographic areas reaching from Asia, Europe and Africa to North and South America.

» View all books by Joanne Bubolz Eicher

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Beads and Beadmakers book by Joanne Bubolz Eicher and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Joanne Bubolz Eicher

Lidia D. Sciama The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women,University of Oxford Joanne B. Eicher Regents' Professor, Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, University of Minnesota

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Joanne Bubolz Eicher close
Visible Self by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Beads and Beadmakers by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Dress and Ethnicity by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Dress and Gender by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
»
Recent books by Lidia D. Sciama close
Beads and Beadmakers by Lidia D. Sciama
Beads and Beadmakers by Lidia D. Sciama
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close