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  • Great War Fashionby Lucy Adlington

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    We often talk of 'stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris, or heavy wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards... more...

  • The Politics of Dress in Somali Cultureby Heather M. Akou

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... 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...

  • Wasted Livesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw. more...

  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present, Theby José Blanco F.; Valerie Hewitt; Ann Kellogg; Scott Leff; Lynn Payne; Amy Peterson; Heather Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 220.00

    "[V]ery intoxicating. . . . [A] perfect reference source for high school, public, and academic libraries." - Reference & User Services Quarterly ]]> more...

  • Ballets Russes Styleby Mary E. Davis

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 29.00

    In the two decades between its debut performance and the death of impresario Sergei Diaghilev in 1929, the Ballets Russes was an unrivalled sensation in Paris and around the world. But while scholarly attention has often centered on the links between Diaghilev?s troupe and modernist art and music, there has been surprisingly little analysis of the... more...

  • Elizabethan Englandby Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...

  • They Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the Worldby Javier Galván

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    In Maharashtra, India, a tradition exists to throw newborn babies off the tops of buildings. At the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand, some people ritualistically pierce their cheeks and faces with swords and knives. How did these surprising customs come to be? From camel wrestling to cheese-rolling competitions to a tomato-throwing festival,... more...

  • Chinese Dressby Valery Garrett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00

    Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers... more...

  • Khadiby Peter Gonsalves

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00

    Khadi: Gandhi`s Mega Symbol of Subversion investigates the power of a symbol to qualitatively transform society by studying Mahatma Gandhi’s use of clothing as a metaphor for unity, empowerment and liberation from imperial subjugation. The book brings together historical evidence of Gandhi’s search for a semiotics of attire in his quest for... more...