The Visible Self
Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society 3rd Revised edition
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Visible Self by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Book DescriptionEverywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 3rd edition, 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. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress across cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social animals. Readings collected from classic books and academic journals enable students to appreciate the complexity of dress from a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, sociology, economics, fine arts, and the natural sciences.New to this Edition- Updated examples and current approaches to theoretical orientations, such as new work on the scale of world cultures, genetics, race, and globalization.- Revised and expanded art program, including 8-page color insert.- Introductory material links each reading to chapter concepts. - Expanded end-of-chapter pedagogy will increase utilization of the images & readings. - Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781563676420
(279mm x 216mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Fairchild Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Beads and Beadmakers, Paperback (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, 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, Paperback (April 1993)» View all books by Joanne Bubolz Eicher
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.
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Author Biography - Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Joanne B. Eicher, University of Minnesota Sandra Lee Evenson, University of Idaho Hazel A. Lutz, Independent scholar
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