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...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...

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...

Swaziland

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The kingdom of Swaziland, which gained independence from Britain in 1968, lies between South Africa and Mozambique. The population shares a culture, language, and loyalty to their monarch. In the1840s Europeans brought cloth and beads...

Madagascar

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Madagascar is by far the largest of the islands lying off the coast of Africa, yet its traditions of dress and personal decoration are distinctively different from what is found even on adjacent parts of the continent. They also show...