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"DeMello (sociology, cultural studies, and anthropology; Central New Mexico Community College) has written previously about body ornament, among other topics. Here she limits herself to one dimension of the body and lets all the other dimensions flow free. A brief sampling of entries includes Alaska, Cinderella, crush videos, Dr. Scholl's, flat feet and fallen arches, hosiery, jack boots, moccasins, Nike, pedicure, reflexology, sandals, socks, Spice Girls, These Boots are Made for Walkin, webbed toes, and The Wizard of Oz."
Reference & Research Book News
"Talk about walking in someone else's shoes. This encyclopedia, written by a cultural anthropologist, walks us through the history of shoes and the feet that wear them, from Achilles to the Wizard of Oz. . . . Though it is aimed at the general reader, the encyclopedia has enough research and documentation to make it of use to students and scholars. Recommended for academic and large public libraries."
"In this intriguing volume, DeMello (Central New Mexico Community College) covers feet and footwear through the ages. . . . This is another fascinating, very readable reference volume from Greenwood, full of curiosities. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers."