Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress

Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress

by Jean Allman

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Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress by Jean Allman

An international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians bring rich and diverse perspectives to the exploration of what clothing means in contemporary Africa and the diaspora. Readers interested in fashion history, material and expressive cultures, understandings of nation-state styles, and expressions of a distinctive African modernity will be engaged by this broadly appealing volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253111043
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 09/09/2004
Series: African Expressive Cultures
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jean Allman is Professor of African History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is co-editor (with Susan Geiger and Nakanyike Musisi) of Women in African Colonial Histories (IUP, 2002).

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