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Dirt, undress, and difference : critical perspectives on the body's surface

Author: Adeline Marie Masquelier; American Anthropological Association. Annual Meeting
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
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While there is widespread interest in dress and hygiene as vehicles of cultural, moral, and political value, little scholarly attention has been paid to cross-cultural understandings of dirt and undress, despite their equally important role in the fashioning of identity and difference. The essays in this absorbing and thought-provoking collection contribute new insights into the neglected topics of bodily treatments  Read more...
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American Anthropological Association. Meeting (2000 : San Francisco, Calif.).
Dirt, undress, and difference.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005004481
(OCoLC)57966001
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adeline Marie Masquelier; American Anthropological Association. Annual Meeting
ISBN: 0253111536 9780253111531
OCLC Number: 71316995
Notes: Papers originally presented at a panel entitled "The Politics of Dirt and Nudity in Africa" held at the 2000 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 264 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Dirt, undress, and difference : an introduction / Adeline Masquelier --
The naked and the nude : historically multiple meanings of oto (undress) in southeastern Nigeria / Misty L. Bastian --
Breasts, (un)dress, and, modernist desires in the Balinese-tourist encounter / Margaret Wiener --
Body talk : revelations of self and body in contemporary strip clubs / Katherine Frank --
The naked spirit : disrobing, deviance, and dissent in Bori possession / Adeline Masquelier --
Japanese bodies and Western ways of seeing in the late nineteenth century / Satsuki Kawano --
Purity and conquest in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan / Janice Boddy --
Did you bathe this morning? : baths and morality in Botswana / Deborah Durham --
The politics of dirt and gender : body techniques in Bengali India / Sarah Lamb --
Corrupted alterities : body politics in the time of the Iranian diaspora / Janet Bauer.
Responsibility: edited by Adeline Masquelier.

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A collection of essays which contribute insights into the topics of bodily treatments and transgressions. It explores how various forms of transgression associated with the body's surface are drawn  Read more...

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"A magnificent volume! It offers brand new perspectives on body politics and identity or subjectivity formation in the post-colonial world." --Dorothy Ko, Barnard College

 
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