Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes
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Dress Sense by Donald Clay Johnson
Book DescriptionDress 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. The essays present historical, contemporary and global views, from British imperial dress in India, to revolutionary Socialist dress. Issues of body and identity are brought to the fore in the sexual power of Ghanian women's waistbeads, the way cross-dressers feel about their clothing, and how the latest three-dimensional body-scanning technology affects people's perception of themselves and their bodies. For students and researchers of dress and anthropology, Dress Sense will be invaluable in understanding the cross-cultural, emotional and sensual experience of dress and clothing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845206932
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald Clay Johnson
Dress Sense, Hardback (November 2007)
Explores the importance of the senses and emotions in the way people dress, and how they attach value and significance to clothing. This work features essays that present historical, contemporary and global views, from British imperial dress in India, to revolutionary Socialist dress. It offers a different perspective on this topic.
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Author Biography - Donald Clay Johnson
Donald Clay Johnson is Curator, Ames Library of South Asia, University of Minnesota. Helen Bradley Foster is Lecturer, University of Minnesota.
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