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Kanga

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...A popular textile development of the late nineteenth century that spread relatively quickly to the hinterland of the East African coast is the kanga (also written as khanga), known and used by people from all walks of life—rich and poor...

Trans-Global Narratives

Mackinney-Valentin Maria

Maria Mackinney-Valentin is an Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Identity Status Ambivalence in Contemporary Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...“I was 15 when I got my first football jersey. It was so special to me that I hardly ever wore it.” Frederick, 24, is taking a break from demolishing a shed for a UN employee. He has recently moved to Nairobi from his native rural village...

Fashion, Transnationality, and Swahili Men

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In Kenya, clothing choice has, until recently, been largely circumscribed—limited primarily to secondhand garments (mitumba in Swahili) in the aftermath of the collapse of the local apparel-manufacturing sector.Mitumba (pl.) are secondhand...

Fashioning Postcolonial Identities in Kenya

Leslie W. Rabine

Leslie W. Rabine is at the University of California at Davis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Global Circulation of African Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2002

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...Memory and History in the Text of Clothing: Kenya and Senegal, English and French Colonialism, Rupture and Continuity As African fashion circulates from West Africa to urban central Kenya in East Africa, it enters a mode of meaning...

The African Wrapper

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The wrapper, known by a variety of names including lappa and pagne, is one of the simplest and most visually present forms of bodily adornment found across the African continent. Although the material of a wrapper can vary from strip-woven,...

Africa

Lanie Denslow

Lanie Denslow has taught International Business and Business Policies for Global Trade at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California, and worked as an International Business Development Consultant for Macy’s. A few of her professional affiliations include the Foreign Trade Association of LA, Women in International Trade and the British American Business Council. She has written for British Trade and Investment and authored other works relating to international business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World Wise : What to Know Before You Go

Fairchild Publications, 2006

Book chapter

...I Wish I’d KnownIt took a long time to understand that there is U.S. time and African time. All my planning would have been easier if I’d known that time is more flexible in Africa. “On time” has an entirely different meaning than it does...

Uganda

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Uganda is located along the equator, bordered in the north by Sudan, in the east by Kenya, in the south by Tanzania and Rwanda, and in the west by Democratic Republic of Congo. Covering an area equivalent to 91,076 square miles (235,886...

East Africa

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The production of textiles in East Africa has a long and varied history. In countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, which now form part of the East African Community, cotton garments were comparatively uncommon prior...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Understand the global nature of today’s apparel industry. Analyze the patterns of the used clothing trade and the complex economic, social, and political factors...
...Fifteen of my young men died one day because I said I must have a certain red cloth that was thrown down [to my rivals] as a challenge.African fashion exists, a point that has been firmly established by many recent essays, monographs...