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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...

High Flying Fashions: Ghana Airways’ Female Flight Attendants as Exemplars of the Nation

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Visitors to Ghana by air lately sat up and stared when their plane landed at Accra. They thought they must be seeing things. But no, they weren’t dreaming. It was true. That beautiful girl in the neat uniform wasn’t a dream. She...

Ideals for Individual Appearance and the Art of Dress

Joanne B. Eicher

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

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Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visible Self : Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Three Japanese girls in 2012 illustrate cosplay, for “costume play,” that originated in Japan. As a way of showing individuality, it has become a global phenomenon.At the conclusion of this chapter, you will be able to:Define and give...

Dressing Out-of-Place

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Like words, clothing images become significant only when they are used in a specific social context.This chapter examines the firestorm of controversy that arose when the African American actress Victoria Rowell walked the red carpet...

Branding Festive Bodies

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The annual Fetu Afahye festival celebrated in Cape Coast, Ghana, unfolds within a highly commodified space. Across the streets are banners with images of Unilever products such as Royco tomato paste, Blue Band margarine, and Close-Up...

The African Wrapper

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The wrapper, known by a variety of names including lappa and pagne, is one of the simplest and most visually present forms of bodily adornment found across the African continent. Although the material of a wrapper can vary from strip-woven,...

Ghana

Doran H. Ross

Doran H. Ross is a past president of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and is the Editor of African Arts and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Modern Ghana (to be distinguished from the medieval kingdom of Ghana in Mali) is centered on the Atlantic coast of West Africa and is firmly within the tropics with its shoreline about five degrees north of the equator. The country...