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The Resource Bodywork, dress as cultural tool : dress and demeanor in the south of Senegal, by Janet Andrews, (electronic resource)

Bodywork, dress as cultural tool : dress and demeanor in the south of Senegal, by Janet Andrews, (electronic resource)

Label
Bodywork, dress as cultural tool : dress and demeanor in the south of Senegal
Title
Bodywork, dress as cultural tool
Title remainder
dress and demeanor in the south of Senegal
Statement of responsibility
by Janet Andrews
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book looks at the encounter between dress and the body. In the social sciences, dress tends to be viewed as a form of communication, a way in which the wearer gives expression to his or her ideas or situation. 'Bodywork', rather than looking at what people do with their clothes, looks at what clothes do with the wearers." "In the context of three small West African communities - Muslim, Christian and Animist - the book describes the dress styles and dress practices of the villagers and shows how a particular way of dressing influences the body's demeanour and habit. It considers thereby the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andrewes, Janet
Dewey number
391/.089/9632
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African social studies series,
Series volume
v. 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diola (African people)
  • Diola (African people)
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Human body
  • Casamance River Valley (Senegal)
Label
Bodywork, dress as cultural tool : dress and demeanor in the south of Senegal, by Janet Andrews, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 245-252) indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Dress : a form of communication or a cultural tool? -- Ch. 3. The Basse Casamance in context -- Ch. 4. Samatite : balance, continuity and the working body -- Ch. 5. Santiaba : hierarchy and the performing body -- Ch. 6. M'lomp : Christianity, education and the enclosed body -- Ch. 7. Postscript : dress in the city -- Ch. 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocn191932738
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429429122
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191932738
Label
Bodywork, dress as cultural tool : dress and demeanor in the south of Senegal, by Janet Andrews, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 245-252) indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Dress : a form of communication or a cultural tool? -- Ch. 3. The Basse Casamance in context -- Ch. 4. Samatite : balance, continuity and the working body -- Ch. 5. Santiaba : hierarchy and the performing body -- Ch. 6. M'lomp : Christianity, education and the enclosed body -- Ch. 7. Postscript : dress in the city -- Ch. 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocn191932738
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429429122
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191932738

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