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...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...

Why Do They Like Red? Beads, Ethnicity and Gender in Ecuador

Beads and Bead Makers : Gender, Material Culture and Meaning

Berg, 1998

Book chapter

...Introduction One of the pleasures of attending the weekly markets in highland Ecuador is admiring (or buying) the strands of antique and contemporary beads that are heaped on tables, hung from market stalls or piled on cloths on the ground....
...Andean societies continue to be among the most textile-oriented cultures in the world. This was evident in pre-Hispanic societies when no life cycle ritual was complete without the exchange or sacrifice of cloth (Murra, 1989 [1962...

Pre-Hispanic Dress in Colombia and Ecuador

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...The northern Andean region is geographically and culturally distinct from the central Andes. The mountains are lower, and much of the land is tropical or subtropical, owing to a wide coastal plain in Ecuador and the north–south river...

The Shuar and Achuar of Ecuador and Peru

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Shuar and Achuar groups of Ecuador’s eastern Amazonian lowlands made and wore dazzling ornaments that stood out in contrast to the monochrome world of the jungle. The sonorous...

South American Headwear

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Two basic factors influence clothing and headwear worn by South Americans; one derives from ancient indigenous cultures, and the other from cultural diffusion resulting from the conquest and colonization by the Spanish and Portuguese. Most...

South America

International Retailing

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Map of South America.After studying this chapter, you should be able to:Describe how economic instability affects retailing and the choices consumers make.Explain the role of retailing in less developed and emerging economies.Describe...

Contemporary Ecuador

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Ecuador is a small, geographically and ethnically diverse country of 153,822 square miles (398,397 square kilometers), about the size of Oregon. It has three major geographic regions: the hot and humid Pacific Coast; the rainy, sweltering...

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...