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Encyclopedia of body adornment

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Alphabetically arranged entries discuss forms of body modification or adornment found throughout history and around the world, including background information and the theoretical, social, ethical, and legal issues surrounding each practice.

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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch
Reference works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margo DeMello
ISBN: 9780313336959 0313336954
OCLC Number: 123767012
Awards: Winner of College & Research Libraries Selected Reference Works, 2007-08 RUSA 2007 Outstan 2008 (United States)
Description: xx, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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About the Author --
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Responsibility: Margo DeMello.
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Addresses the ways in which body modification has been central to social and cultural practices.  Read more...


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"In this guide, cultural anthropologist Margo DeMello explores the worlds of body adornment and modification. Her survey includes the ornamentation practices of dozens of historic, native and modern Read more...

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