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Languages of dress in the Middle East

Author: Nancy Lindisfarne; Bruce Ingham
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Curzon, in association with the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Considers how the languages of dress in the region connect with other social practices, and with political and religious conformity in particular. Treating cases as diverse as practices of veiling in Oman and dress reform laws in Turkey, these ethnographic studies extend from Malta to the ME and Caucasus."
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Languages of dress in the Middle East
(DLC) 98121076
(OCoLC)37823806
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Lindisfarne; Bruce Ingham
ISBN: 9781136803178 1136803173
OCLC Number: 881183962
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Approaches to the study of dress in the Middle East / Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper, Bruce Ingham --
Men's dress in the Arabian Peninsula: historical and present perspectives / Bruce Ingham --
Changing the habits of a lifetime: the adaptation of Hejazi dress to the new social order / Mai Yamani --
The dress of the Shahsevan tribespeople of Iranian Azerbaijan / Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper --
Felt capes and masks of the Caucasus / Robert Chenciner --
Male dress in the Caucasus, with special reference to Abkhazia and Georgia / George Hewitt, Zaira Khiba --
Fashions and styles: Maltese women's headdress / Dionisius Agius --
The Burqa face cover: an aspect of dress in southeastern Arabia / Dawn Chatty --
Faith and fashion in Turkey / John Norton --
Politics of dress: the dress reform laws of 1920-1930s Iran / Patricia L. Baker.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper and Bruce Ingham.

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Focusing on political and religious conformity, this work considers how the languages of dress in the Middle East connect with other social practices. It examines such practices as veiling in Oman  Read more...

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