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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...

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...

“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...

Other People's Clothes? The International Secondhand 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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Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Fashion Theory, 4(3) (Berg Publishers, 2000), 245–74.World-wide exports of second-hand clothing from North America and Europe have expanded rapidly in recent years, with spectacular import increases in sub-Saharan Africa over...

Zambia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Zambia (previously Northern Rhodesia) has a complex history of dress that reflects past migrations, vibrant interactions with international peoples, and a creative desire to register style and social status. The significance of dress has...