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Beaded and Bedecked Kalabari of Nigeria

Joanne B. Eicher

Regents Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...Revision of Eicher (1996) with the emphasis shifted from a concern of local and global issues to gender. Thank you to Barbara Sumberg and Helen Bradley Foster for helpful comments in reorienting the article. Introduction For several...

Lantana Beads: Gender Issues in their Production and Use

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...This chapter is designed to introduce the West African red stone beads called lantana, and to examine their production and uses with particular reference to gender-related issues.Much of the information given in this paper on the history...

Beginning in Africa

Helen Bradley Foster

Foster was a Lecturer, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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“New Raiments of Self” : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South

Berg Publishers, 1997

Book chapter

...Everything will be done to wipe out their traditions, to substitute our traditions for theirs and to destroy their culture without giving them ours (Franz Fanon 1963).“America will always mean more to him than Africa, you know that.” “I...

Fashion and the Meanings of “Tradition” in Senegal

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

Book chapter

...The Importance of Fashion in Senegal The “Zone A” district of Dakar, where I lived in 1999, is built around a plot of sandy wasteland called “le jardin public.” My neighbor, a man in his mid-thirties, told me that in his teens it had been...

Performing Dress and Adornment in Southeastern Nigeria

Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...The following focuses on the discrepancy between personal, embodied performances of dress and adornment, and external aesthetic appraisals. My interest in body theory is rooted in my study of Igbo women’s uli painting, an ephemeral...

Constructing Cloth and Clothing in the Antebellum South

Helen Bradley Foster

Foster was a Lecturer, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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“New Raiments of Self” : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South

Berg Publishers, 1997

Book chapter

.... . . the making of a piece of cloth is never just the making of a piece of cloth . . . (John Picton 1995:13). Commercial Goods African Americans and whites in the nineteenth century shared the same two sources for their clothing...

The Power of Touch: Women’s Waist Beads in Ghana

Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...For the Asante, a matrilineal people of southern Ghana, the most fundamental form of female dress consists of the strands of beads women use to adorn that area known as asen, an Asante term referring to the hips and pelvic area (Christaller...

Xuly Bët

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Paris-based African fashion designer Lamine Kouyaté is the creator of the XULY.Bët brand. The company is best known for its use of recycled clothing to create high fashion, reshaping found garments by cutting, stitching...

Photography, Poetry, and the Dressed Bodies of Léopold Sédar Senghor

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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African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Translations from French texts in this essay are mine. For the original French poetry, see Senghor (1991).My task is to awaken my people to dazzling futuresMy joy to create images that nourish them, Oh luminous rhythms of the Word!As poet...

Cloth and Conversion

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourself with the new self . . .During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in southwestern Nigeria, part...