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Title Clothing and difference : embodied identities in colonial and post-colonial Africa / edited by Hildi Hendrickson.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  391.00967 CLOT    DUE 16-12-19
Physical description viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Body, commodity, text.
Body, commodity, text.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-259) and index.
Summary This volume examines the dynamic relationship between the body, clothing and identity in sub-Saharan Africa and raises questions that have previously been directed almost exclusively to a Western and urban context. Unusual in its treatment of the body surface as a critical frontier in the production and authentification of identity. Clothing and Difference shows how the body and its adornment have been used to construct and contest social and individual identities in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, and other African societies during both colonial and post-colonial times.
Other author Hendrickson, Hildi, 1961-
Subject Costume -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- 19th century.
Costume -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- 20th century.
Costume -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Psychological aspects.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Identity (Psychology) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
ISBN 0822317915 (paper : alk. paper)
0822317834 (cloth : alk. paper)