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    ISBN: 9781009350365 , 9781009350341
    Language: English
    Pages: xi, 207 Seiten , Illustrationen
    Edition: First Edition
    Series Statement: The international African library
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Hansen, Karen Tranberg Dress cultures in Zambia
    DDC: 391.0096894
    Keywords: Clothing and dress Symbolic aspects ; Clothing and dress Political aspects ; Sambia ; Kleidung ; Kultur ; Geschichte
    Abstract: "Dress Cultures in Zambia Drawing on half-a-century of research in Zambia and regional scholarship, Karen Tranberg Hansen offers a vibrant history of changing dress practices from the late-colonial period to the present day. Exploring how the dressed body serves as the point of contact between personal, local, and global experiences, she argues that dress is just as central to political power as it is to personal style. Questioning the idea that the West led fashion trends elsewhere, Hansen demonstrates how local dress conventions appropriated western dress influences as Zambian and shows how Zambia contributed to global fashions, such as the colourful Chitenge fabric that spread across colonial trading networks. Brought to life with colour illustrations and personal anecdotes, this book spotlights dress not only as an important medium through which Zambian identities are negotiated, but also as a key reflector and driver of history. Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor Emerita at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the informal economy, clothing, and consumption. Her previous publications include Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900-1985 (1989), African Encounters with Domesticity (1992), Keeping House in Lusaka (1997) and Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia (2000), which was awarded the Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology in 2001, and the Society of Economic Anthropology Book Award in 2003. She is the recipient of several book prizes and awards including the Conrad M. Arensberg Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work in 1997"--
    Description / Table of Contents: Prologue: The global world of dress in Zambia -- Dress practice as history -- PART 1. Dressing Well. The migration nexus -- Dressing for freedom -- PART 2. Dress and Undress. Dress, undress, body, and nation -- Miniskirts and dangerous dress practice -- The dramaturgy of body politics -- PART 3. Fashionable Transformations. Youth and urban cultures of consumption -- Fashioning demonstrative displays -- Dressing Zambian -- A digital fitting room -- Conclusion.
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
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