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Transvestite Pedagogy: Jacqueline and Cuban Culture

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...That things are not always what they seem – or that seeming itself, the mirage or camouflage, was all there was to see …The topic of this essay suggests a relationship between transvestism and fashion; my overall contention is that both...

Cuba

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Cuba is one of the largest islands of the Caribbean and enjoys tropical weather all year round. Havana, the capital, was founded by the Spanish colonizers in 1519. Since then, the city has been one of the most important ports of entrance...

Guayaberismo and the Essence of Cool

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Of all animals, man is the only one who has not been granted a natural suit. Introduction: Anecdotal Evidence (Cabrera Infante 1971: 5)Bilingual readers will notice that Three Trapped Tigers (on which Cabrera Infante collaborated...

Caribbean Islanders

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Caribbean immigrants have contributed greatly to the multicultural and multilingual diversity of the United States and Canada for a number of years. Often grouped either with other Hispanics or with African Americans, Caribbean people...

The construction of social relations in Chanel’s spectacular shows

Tiziana Ferrero-Regis

Tiziana Ferrero-Regis is a senior lecturer in fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She combines a professional background in the fashion industry and an academic background in cultural studies, film, fashion and costume. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Staging Fashion : The Fashion Show and Its Spaces

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Introduction From 2005, Chanel’s shows at the Grand Palais have become key moments in Paris’ collection presentations. These shows are resource-heavy physical representations of microcosms; they are based on sensorial experiences and have...

Caribbean Headwear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Since the sixteenth century, many types of headpieces have been worn by Caribbean islanders, depending on various factors including ethnicity, climate, and communal events. European colonizers usually brought and wore hats and styles from...

Film and Fashion

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Attempting a full account of film and fashion in the two dozen nations of Latin America is a daunting task. The mere concept of regional and even national cinemas in Latin America is subject to debate, while the question of what Latin...

Possession: Vodou, Santería and Candomblé

Lynne Hume

Lynne Hume is Associate Professor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Religious Life of Dress : Global Fashion and Faith

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Vodou in Haiti, Candomblé in Brazil and Santería in Cuba are all African-derived religions, their roots traceable to West and Central Africa (see Bodin 1990). Oppressed by a system of slavery intent on effacing their humanity, black people...

Location Factors

International Retailing

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffeehouse started in 1971, has nearly 25,000 stores around the world.After studying this chapter, you should be able to:Recognize the macro-environment and micro-environment elements that affect a retailer...

Visualizing Difference: The Rhetoric of Clothing in Colonial Spanish America

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...I would like to thank the editors of Revista de Estudios Hispánicos for granting permission to reprint portions of Meléndez (1995).Clothing has played a vital role in the process of identity construction of different ethnic and racial...