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Body Piercing

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Body piercing is the practice of inserting jewelry (usually metal, though wood, glass, bone, or ivory, and certain plastics are used as well) completely through a hole in the body. Piercing is often combined with other forms of body art...

Resistances and Reconciliations: Women and Body Art

Through the Wardrobe : Women’s Relationships with Their Clothes

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...Introduction When talking about fashion and identity it is easy to focus on clothing and accessories, yet the more permanent articulation of style through body art should also be addressed. Body art encapsulates the ambiguities...

Body Art

Therèsa M. Winge

Therèsa M. Winge is Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Theory in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University. In recent years, Winge’s research has focused on the socio-cultural aspects and non-verbal communication of subcultural dress. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Body art decorates, adorns, emphasizes, and transforms the human body in temporary, semipermanent, and permanent ways with the use of body modifications or supplements. Throughout history, body art has been practiced and displayed not only...

Future of Subcultural Body Style

Therèsa M. Winge

Therèsa M. Winge is Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Theory in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University. In recent years, Winge’s research has focused on the socio-cultural aspects and non-verbal communication of subcultural dress. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Body Style

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...—Malcolm McLaren, “Punk and History,” 1990 Our culture has become something that is completely and utterly in love with its parent. It’s become a notion of boredom that is bought and sold, where nothing will happen except that people...

‘More Like Torture than Love’?

Samantha Holland

Samantha Holland, Carnegie Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Femininities : Body, Age and Identity

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...The previous chapter examined how the participants described and understood unconventional femininities and this chapter builds on this by focusing on some of the ways they employed to embody their ‘difference’, that is, their ‘alternative’...

Fijian Dress and Body Modifications

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Geographically, Fiji sits where the arbitrarily defined three triangles of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia intersect, and it shares many cultural elements with its neighbors on all sides, though Polynesian elements predominate...

Ethnic Dress and Adornment of the Dayaks of Sabah, Sarawak, and Kalimantan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Colonizers used the term Dayak for non-Islamic indigenous peoples of Borneo, divided into Sarawak and Sabah, the two East Malaysian states, and Kalimantan in Indonesia and Brunei. It is less used now, as ethnic groups wish to be identified...

Dressing the Body in Bariai

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The name Bariai defines a linguistic and cultural group of about three thousand people (in 2005) who live in a dozen villages along a part of the north coast of West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Concepts of the body...

Fitrah: Temporary and Permanent Body Modifications for Muslims

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term fitrah, a precise equivalent for which does not exist in English, has been variously translated as that which is innate or instinctive, is determined by nature, derives from creation, or is in accordance with the true faith, which...

Subcultural Body Style History

Therèsa M. Winge

Therèsa M. Winge is Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Theory in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University. In recent years, Winge’s research has focused on the socio-cultural aspects and non-verbal communication of subcultural dress. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Body Style

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...—Rufus Camphausen, Return of the Tribal: A Celebration of Body Adornment, 1997 A woman with artificially enlarged breasts and a face lift, meeting someone who wears a few piercings in lip or eyebrow, may easily judge herself as normal...