Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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 fascinating aspects by covering a great variety of ethnographic areas reaching from Asia, Europe and Africa to North and South America. The time span is equally wide-ranging and offers present-day material as well as studies based on historical data.
About the Author
Ruth Barnes Ashmolean Museum,Oxford Joanne B. Eicher Regents' Professor, Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, University of Minnesota
Table of Contents
IntroductionR. Barnes & J. Eicher * Dress and Gender: Definition and Classification of Dress: Implications for Analysis of Gender RolesJ. Eicher & N.E. Roach-Higgins * Women as Headhunters: The Making and Meaning of Textiles in a Southeast Asian ContextR. Barnes * Cut and Sewn: The Textiles of Social Organisation in ThailandL. Lefferts * Purse-Proud: Of Betel and Areca Nut Bags in Laboya (West Sumba, Eastern Indonesia)D. Geirnaert * Gender Boundaries in the Production of Guatamalan TextilesC. Pancake * The Jewish Kippa Sruga and the Social Construction of Gender in IsraelS. Baizerman * Quilted Apparel and Gender Identity: An American Case StudyC. Cerny * Lace Making in Venetian CultureL. Sciama * Pachamama: The Inka Earth Mother of the Long Sweeping GarmentP. Dransart * Kalabari Dress in Nigeria: visual Analysis and Gender ImplicationsS. Michelman & T. Erekosima * Whose Sleeves? Gender, Class, and Meaning in Japanese Dress of the Seventeenth CenturyL. Cort * The Significance of Dress for the Orthodox Hindu Woman J. Leslie * Continuity and Change in Hindu Women's DressO.P. Joshi * Dressing for Dinner in the Bush: Rituals of Self-Definition and British Imperial AuthorityH. Callaway * Clothes Encounters of the Gynecological Kind: Medical Mandates and Maternity Modes USA, 1850-1990R. Bailey * Dress and Modes of Address: Structural Forms for Policewomen M. Young