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  • Japan from A to Zby James M. Vardaman; Michiko Sasaki Vardaman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Why do cash machines in Japan stop dispensing cash at 7 P.M.? Are geisha high-class prostitutes? Why are some Japanese gangsters missing their pinkies? What's up with those 10,000 melons for sale in supermarkets all over Japan? Authors Michiko and James Vardaman identify nearly three hundred aspects of Japanese culture, custom, and daily life... more...

  • Mourning Dress (Routledge Revivals)by Lou Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1983, Mourning Dress chronicles the development of European and American mourning dress and etiquette from the middle ages to the present day, highlighting similarities and differences in practices between the different social strata. The result is a book which is not only of major importance to students of the history of dress... more...

  • Fashioning Africaby Jean Allman

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    Everywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians... more...

  • The Civil Warby Karen Taschek

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, "The Civil War" gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts... more...

  • The 1990sby Anne McEvoy

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    From silk walking shorts to bike leathers to layered minidresses to stretch-velvet jump suits, the 1990s represented a period of fun, innovative clothing styles that could be sold at affordable prices for the average person. This volume recounts the history of fashion as it threaded its way through this exciting era. more...

  • Recycling Indian Clothingby Lucy Norris

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.20

    In today's globally connected marketplace, a wedding sari in rural north India may become a woman's blouse or cushion cover in a Western boutique. Lucy Norris's anthropological study of the recycling of clothes in Delhi follows garments as they are gifted, worn, handed on, discarded, recycled, and sold... more...

  • Clothing through American Historyby Ann Buermann Wass; Michelle Webb Fandrich

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00

    Authors Ann Buermann Wass and Michelle Webb Fandrich provide information on fabrics, materials, and manufacturing; a discussion of levels of society, daily life, and dress; and the types of clothes worn by men, women, and children, including American Indians and enslaved people. ||The authors have painstakingly researched such primary sources as diaries,... more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 7by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 60.00

    The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...

  • Cultured Statesby Andrew Ivaska

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 84.95

    A history of postcolonial state power, the cultural politics of youth and gender, and global visions of modern style in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during the 1960s and early 1970s. more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 9by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 60.00

    The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...