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Fashioning Africa : power and the politics of dress /

edited by Jean Allman.

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Names: Allman, Jean Marie.
Published: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: African expressive cultures.
Topics: Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects - Africa. | Clothing and dress - Political aspects - Africa. | Women's clothing - Africa. | HEALTH & FITNESS - Beauty & Grooming. | Kleidung | Mode | Politik | Mali. | Ghana. | Nigeria. | Angola. | Kenya. | Somalia. | Zanzibar. | Tanzania. | Zambia. | 2001. | diasporas. | clothing. | female dress. | symbols of power. | textiles. | conference papers (form)
Regions: Africa. | Afrika
Genres: Houston (Tex., 2001) | Kongress.
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245 00|aFashioning Africa :|bpower and the politics of dress /|cedited by Jean Allman.
260 |aBloomington, Ind. :|bIndiana University Press,|c©2004.
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|tFashioning Africa : power and the politics of dress /|rJean Allman --|tFashioning unity : women and dress; power and citizenship.|tRemaking fashion in the Paris of the Indian Ocean : dress, performance, and the cultural construction of a cosmopolitan Zanzibari identity /|rLaura Fair --|tDress and politics in post-World War II Abeokuta (western Nigeria) /|rJudith Byfield --|tNationalism without a nation : understanding the dress of Somali women in Minnesota /|rHeather Marie Akou --|tDressing modern : gender, generation, and invented (national) traditions.|tChanges in clothing and struggles over identity in colonial western Kenya /|rMargaret Jean Hay --|tPutting on a pano and dancing like our grandparents : nation and dress in late colonial Luanda /|rMarissa Moorman --|t"Anti-mini militants meet modern misses" : urban style, gender, and the politics of "National Culture" in 1960s Dar es Salaam, Tanzania /|rAndrew M. Ivaska --|tFrom khaki to agbada : dress and political transition in Nigeria /|rElisha P. Renne --|t"Let your fashion be in line with our Ghanaian costume" : nation, gender, and the politics of cloth-ing in Nkrumah's Ghana /|rJean Allman --|tDressing dangerously : miniskirts, gender relations, and sexuality in Zambia /|rKaren Tranberg Hansen --|tAfrican "traditions" and global markets : the political economy of fashion and identity.|tFashionable traditions : the globalization of an African textile /|rVictoria L. Rovine --|tAfrican textiles and the politics of diasporic identity-making /|rBoatema Boateng --|gAfterword /|rPhyllis M. Martin.
520 |aEverywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians bring rich and diverse perspectives to this fascinating topic. From clothing as an expression of freedom in early colonial Zanzibar to Somali women's headcovering in inner-city Minneapolis, these essays expl.
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