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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...

Migrant Workers, Production, and Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...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...

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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Nguni, Zulu, and Xhosa Dress and Beadwork

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The Nguni peoples of South Africa include the Xhosa- and Zulu-speaking peoples of the southeast and northeast coast. Despite shared distant Nguni origins, they are differentiated today by language, culture, tradition, history, and other...

Women’s Cooperatives and Self-Help Artists

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...During the 1980s and 1990s, a number of art-making cooperatives were set up to address the dire poverty of communities in South Africa as well as so-called homelands such as Gazankulu and Bophuthatswana. Some catered to men and women...

Tsonga Dress and Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...All Tsonga in South Africa originate from Mozambique. A small group, they have a complex history involving various migrations and names; Tsonga now primarily denotes a language. In the early 1900s Tsonga women wore skirts made of imported...

A Lady Is a Mshoza: Female Agency and Empowerment in South African Pantsula Dance and Culture

Fashion, Agency, and Empowerment : Performing Agency, Following Script

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction Pantsula (or isipantsula) is a historical South African subculture significant within the black community. It is expressed in a dance form, but also through a dress code, language, music, and a certain philosophy of life. Men...

History, Art, and Plastic Bags: Viewing South Africa Through Fashion

Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Victoria Rovine develops a fascinating reflection as to how a prosaic global commodity, namely, the ubiquitous plastic bag, has become a fashion icon in South Africa. Labelled as ‘China bags’ (reflecting their country of manufacture...

South Africa Overview

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...South Africa offers a rich field for exploring the symbolic language of dress in the varied contexts of everyday life. It is a country of many cultural layers, with eleven official languages and a relatively recent history of racial...