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The Lady in the Logo: Tribal Dress and Western Culture in a Southern African Community

Dress and Ethnicity : Change Across Space and Time

Berg, 1995

Book chapter

...BotswanaIn 1990, a recurring topic at meetings of the Herero Youth Association, or Otjira tjOmitanda, in Mahalapye, Botswana was the design of a logo. Once selected, this logo would grace membership cards and one of the ubiquitous stamps...

From Thrift to Fashion: Materiality and Aesthetics in Dress Practices in Zambia

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clothing as Material Culture

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Inviting us to focus on materiality as a surface that constitutes social relations and states of being, Daniel Miller (1994, see also introduction to this volume) is taking reigning anthropological paradigms to task for explaining away...

Crafting Appearances: The Second Hand Clothing Trade and Dress Practices in Zambia

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Many American and European travelers who have ventured into African cities in recent years have taken notice of the vibrant markets in second hand clothing. The displays of a vast volume of clothing and the piles of T-shirts emblazoned...

Printed Commemorative Cloth in Malawi

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Affordable and socially binding across economic groups, factory-printed cotton cloth is an important and highly visible element of Malawian material culture. While the use of the cloth is not exclusively gendered, it is most commonly...

“Our dress”: Chitenge as Zambia’s national fabric

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Materiality : Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...When women in Zambia tell you that their “chitenge” outfits are “traditional,” they are talking about an invented tradition that keeps evolving as a result of changing inspirations from across the African continent and beyond. It is “our...

You Should Understand, It’s A Freedom Thing: The Stoned Cherrie–Steve Biko T-Shirt

Carol Tulloch

Carol Tulloch is Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK. She is also the Chelsea College of Arts/Victoria and Albert Museum Fellow in Black British Visual and Material Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Birth of Cool : Style Narratives of the African Diaspora

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...A Pull quote by Marlene Dumas taken from the feature article, “Queen of the Canvas,” by Susie Rushton in which the journalist was in cenversation with the South African born artist that appeared in the February 2015 issue of British...
...Swaziland Introduction In her discussion of representations of whiteness in the black imagination, bell hooks writes of the “looking relations” (1992: 340) between white supremacists and black slaves. Using Foucault’s concept of the gaze...

Southern Africa

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The designation southern Africa marks a region shaped by cultural distinctiveness coupled with early settler and colonial boundaries that are the result of economic and legislative control. This resulted in the demarcation of specific...

Swazi Bridal Attire: Culture, Traditions and Customs

Wedding Dress Across Cultures

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...The Kingdom of Swaziland: Cultural Background The Kingdom of Swaziland, a small, landlocked, mountainous country in southeastern Africa, 6,704 square miles (17,364 square kilometers) in area, is surrounded by South Africa in the north, west...

Migrant Workers, Production, and Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...South Africa’s migrant labor system first began in the 1850s when African men from rural communities flocked to the newly discovered diamond and gold fields on the Witwatersrand in search of work. Originally miners brought their own...