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Exoticisation undressed : Ethnographic nostalgia and authenticity in Emberá clothes

Author: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: New ethnographies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Exoticisation Undressed' is an innovative ethnography that makes visible the many layers through which our understandings of indigenous cultures are filtered and their inherent power to distort and refract understanding.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios.
Exoticisation undressed.
Manchester [UK] : Manchester Univ Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016285198
(OCoLC)942707113
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
ISBN: 1526100959 9781526100955 9781526100948 1526100940
OCLC Number: 958414027
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of boxes; Preface; Notes; Series editor's foreword; 1 Nostalgia, invisible clothes and hidden motivations; Indigenous disemia; Under the spell of authenticity and nostalgia; They are wearing clothes. Can't you see?; Inspiration from closer to Panama; An ideal community to confront the exotic; About the sketches; Notes; 2 Static sketches in transformation; 'Traditional' clothes for men; 'Traditional' clothes for women; Emberá body painting. Generating further ethnographic nostalgiaNotes; 3 A story about Emberá clothes; Episode one: in the mists of time and up to the 1960s; Episode two: resettling in concentrated communities; Episode 3: the return of indigenous attire; Notes; 4 Ghosts of Emberá past; Verrill's fascination with Emberá nudity; Marsh seeing the Emberá as 'naked' and 'child-like'; Marsh seeing the Emberá as white; Marsh describing the Emberá body and attire; On exoticising ambivalence; Notes; 5 Ghosts of Emberá present; The irresistible view of naturalness in Emberá appearance; The tourist encounter. Ambivalent tourist expectationsContradictory images of the exotic; Notes; 6 Representational self-awareness; Founding a community to accommodate tourism; Dilemmas about the authenticity of the built environment; Emberá interest in the details of their own traditional culture; Searching for new and old representational knowledge; From entertaining others to guiding and educating others; Notes; 7 Shifting codes of dress; Dressing up and down in the course of the day; 'In-between' dress codes and ethnographic nostalgia; Indigenous accommodations of non-indigenous modesty. Embarrassment, pride and individual dress choicesThe flow of change; Notes; 8 Three authentic Emberá discontinuities; Paruma fashion, materiality and versatility; Dressing up to go to church; When Westerners undress to dress up as Emberá; Notes; 9 Indigenous-and-modern Emberá clothes; No single authenticity to discover; Disemia: indigenous-and-modern; Mirrors, caricatures and the recognition of the exotic in the Self; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: New ethnographies.
Responsibility: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos.

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'This exemplary ethnography, a fascinating examination of the choices that people in one indigenous society make in deciding when and how to dress, illuminates the nature of cultural displays and Read more...

 
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