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Beads and bead makers : gender, material culture, and meaning

Author: Lidia D Sciama; Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Berg, 1998.
Series: Cross-cultural perspectives on women.
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This work analyzes techniques and gendered aspects of the making of beads, as well as their role in trade and body adornment, in a wide range of societies where they have become a symbol of cultural  Read more...


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Genre/Form: E-books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beads and bead makers.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Berg, 1998
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lidia D Sciama; Joanne Bubolz Eicher
ISBN: 1859739954 9781859739952 1859739903 9781859739907 9780857854025 085785402X
OCLC Number: 39550304
Description: xvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Gender in the making, trading and uses of beads. An introductory essay / Lidia D. Sciama --
Out of women's hands: notes on Venetian glass beads, female labour and international trades / Francesca Trivellato --
Gender in African beadwork: an overview / Margret Carey --
Beaded and bedecked Kalabari of Nigeria / Joanne B. Eicher --
Lantana beads: gender issues in their production and use / Ann O'Hear --
A short history of rosaries in the Andes / Penny Dransart --
Why do they like red? Beads, ethnicity and gender in Ecuador / Lynn A. Meisch --
African American jewellery before the Civil War / Helen Bradley Foster --
Beads and breasts: the negotiation of gender roles and power at New Orleans Mardi Gras / Laurie A. Wilkie --
Beads, prestige and life among the Kelabit of Sarawak, East Malaysia / Monica Janowski --
Greek beads of the Mycenaean period (ca 1650-1100 BC): the age of the heroines of Greek tradition and mythology / Helen Hughes-Brock --
An archaeological investigation into ancient Chinese beads / Cecilia Braghin --
What beads mean to craft producers supported by Oxfam / Carol Wills --
Don't get your necklaces in a twist! Often-used specialist bead terms and their definitions for researchers and collectors / Stefany Tomalin.
Series Title: Cross-cultural perspectives on women.
Responsibility: edited by Lidia D. Sciama and Joanne B. Eicher.
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