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Religion, dress and the body

Author: Linda B Arthur
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, New York. 1999 ;
Series: Dress, body, culture.
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"This book investigates dress in American religious communities as a vital component of the social control of cultures, and also examines how people express themselves despite religious constraints. Gender issues feature prominently since the control of female sexuality within religious communities is a matter of vital concern to members. Drawing on rich ethnographic case studies, this wide-ranging and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religion, dress and the body.
Oxford : Berg, 1999 New York
(OCoLC)606150864
Online version:
Religion, dress and the body.
Oxford : Berg, 1999 New York
(OCoLC)607203189
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda B Arthur
ISBN: 1859732925 9781859732922 1859732976 9781859732977
OCLC Number: 40646911
Description: xiii, 203 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dress and the social control of the body / Linda B. Arthur --
The social control of women's bodies in two Mennonite communities / Beth Graybill and Linda B. Arthur --
Sacred dress, public worlds : Amish and Mormon experiences and commitment / Jean A. Hamilton and Jana Hawley --
Polynesian cultural center and the Mormon image of the body : images of paradise on Laie, Hawaii / Frank Salamone --
The obedient and disobedient daughters of the church : Strangite Mormon dress as a mode of control / Gayle Veronica Fischer --
Dress and interaction in contending cultures : Eastern Dakota and Euroamericans in nineteenth century Minnesota / Sandra Lee Evenson and David J. Trayte --
The African American church, its sacred cosmos, and dress / Gwendolyn S. O'Neal --
Fashion and identity of women religious / Susan O. Michelman --
The Paarda expression of Hejaab among Afghan women in a non-Muslim community / M. Catherine Daly --
Hasidic women's head-coverings : a feminized system of Hasidic distinction / Barbara Goldman Carrel --
Jewish genes, Jewish jeans : a fashionable body / Karen Anijar.
Series Title: Dress, body, culture.
Responsibility: [edited by] Linda B. Arthur.

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