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Introductory Note to Latin America and the Caribbean

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The vast area comprising the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America offers geographical contrasts that have significantly influenced dress. The Caribbean islands, the rainforest, the Andes, and the Atacama desert each have...

Latin American Fashion

Regina A. Root

Regina A. Root is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Latin American dress and fashion refers to the dress, body, and culture of a large and heterogeneous world culture region that includes Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Given that the nature of dress in Latin...

Aymara Women’s Dress of La Paz, Bolivia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Much of modern Bolivia was incorporated into the Inka Empire in the mid-fifteenth century as Collasuyu, “the Colla sector,” which was named after the Aymara-speaking Colla kingdom at the northern end of Lake Titicaca. Colla was one...
...Translated from German by Allison BrownIn Ecuador, dress plays an important role in the construction of ethnic identity and in dealing with of ethnic boundaries. It can represent a form of silent rebellion against ethnic stereotypes...

Representations of Tradition in Latin American Boundary Textile Art

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

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...Theoretical discussions on both tradition and boundary textile art reveal the complexities involved in defining these terms and their relationships to each other. In the past, scholars such as Kroeber (1948) viewed tradition as static...

Evo Morales and the Politics of Dress in Bolivia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...On January 21, 2006, Evo Morales Ayme walked from the Akapana pyramid at the ancient site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, where he had been blessed by indigenous religious specialists, to the top of the Kalasasaya temple, where he spoke to the tens...

A Short History of Rosaries in the Andes

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

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...A rosary is both a form of prayer and, in a material manifestation, a string of beads used by Christians in meditation as part of a programme of prayer. It was introduced to the Andes in the sixteenth century as an item of Christian...

Scattered Bodies, Unfashionable Flesh

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

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...I arrived in Buenos Aires in the late evening on 18 December. It was hot. And I am not just talking about the weather. Over the next two days popular demonstrations would commemorate the social and economic collapse of the country two years...

“Why Do Gringos Like Black?” Mourning, Tourism and Changing Fashions in Peru

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

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...Embroidered Objects and the Commoditization of Identity One April afternoon, Nilda Bernal took an order for a black vest from my friend. While Patricia Jurewicz and I were riding the bus from Arequipa to the Colca Valley for Semana Santa...

Nineteenth-Century Afro-Brazilian Men’s Dress

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Slavery had an early and lasting impact on the cultural makeup of the colony and country of Brazil. The long-standing connection of Portugal to the African slave trade began well before the “discovery” of Brazil in 1500. This connection...