Item Details

Clothing and Difference: Embodied Identities in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa

edited by Hildi Hendrickson
Format
Book
Published
Durham : Duke University Press, 1996.
Language
English
Series
Body, Commodity, Text
ISBN
0822317915 (paper : alk. paper), 0822317834 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Virginity cloths and vaginal coverings in Ekiti, Nigeria
  • "I dress in this fashion": transformations in Sotho dress and womens's lives in a Sekhukhuneland village, South Africa
  • Mediating threads: clothing and the texture of spirit/medium relations in Bori
  • Female "Alhajis" and entrepreneurial fashions: flexible identities in Southeastern Nigerian cloth practice
  • Dressing at death: clothing, time and memory in Buhaya, Tanzania
  • Dressed to "shine": work, leisure and style in Malindi, Kenya
  • "Sunlight soap has changed my life": hygiene commodification, and the body in colonial Zimbabwe
  • Bodies and flags: the representation of Herero identity in Colonial Namibia.
Description
viii, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-259) and index.
Technical Details
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