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Dress sense : emotional and sensory experiences of the body and clothes

'Dress Sense' explores the importance of the senses and emotions in the way people dress, and how they attach value and significance to clothing. Inspired by the work of Joanne B. Eicher, contributors offer different multi-disciplinary perspectives on this key and unexplored topic in dress and sensory anthropology
eBook, English, 2007
Berg, Oxford, 2007
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages) : illustrations
9781847887139, 1847887139
Print version :
Part I: Historical perspectives. Sight, sound, and sentiment in Greek village dress
More than costume history: dress in Somali culture
Dress, Hungarian socialism, and resistance
Clothes make the empire: British dress in India
African American enslavement and escaping in disguise
Part II: Living traditions. The role of scents and the body in Turkey
Awakening the senses: the aesthetics of Moroccan Berber dress
The power of touch: women's waist beads in Ghana
Indian madras plaids as real India
Performing dress and adornment in Southeastern Nigeria
Part III: Challenging traditions. Women, migration, and the experience of dress
Handmade textiles: global markets and authenticity
Growing old and dressing (dis)gracefully
Part IV: The future. Embodying the feminine: male-to-female cross-dressing
Virtual sensation: dress online Berg Fashion Library