THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CLOTHING AND BODILY ADORNMENT IN COLONIAL AMERICA AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PESPECTIVE

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The Archaeology Of Clothing And Bodily Adornment In Colonial America

Author : Diana DiPaolo Loren
ISBN : 0813038030
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Highly readable but also innovative in its approach to a broad array of material from diverse colonial contexts."--Carolyn White, University of Nevada, Reno "Loren brings together a sampling of the extensive literature on the archaeology of clothing and adornment to argue that artifacts of the body acquire their meaning through cultural practice. She shows how dress serves as social discourse and a tool of identity negotiation."--Kathleen Deagan, Florida Museum of Natural History Dress has always been a social medium. Color, fabric, and fit of clothing, along with adornments, posture, and manners, convey information on personal status, occupation, religious beliefs, and even sexual preferences. Clothing and adornment are therefore important not only for their utility but also in their expressive properties and the ability of the wearer to manipulate those properties. Diana DiPaolo Loren investigates some ways in which colonial peoples chose to express their bodies and identities through clothing and adornment. She examines strategies of combining local-made and imported goods not simply to emulate European elites, but instead to create a language of new appearance by which to communicate in an often contentious colonial world. Through the lens of historical archaeology Loren highlights the active manipulation of the material culture of clothing and adornment by people in English, Dutch, French, and Spanish colonies, demonstrating that within Northern American dressing traditions, clothing and identity are inextricably linked.
Category: Health & Fitness

International Handbook Of Historical Archaeology

Author : Teresita Majewski
ISBN : 0387720715
Genre : Social Science
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In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
Category: Social Science

Mesoamerican Figurines

Author : Christina T. Halperin
ISBN : UOM:39015080869905
Genre : History
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This book examines figurines from the Olmec to the Aztec civilizations. This book also analyzes these objects by their stylistic attributes, archaeological content, function.
Category: History

Material Turn Feministische Perspektiven Auf Materialit T Und Materialismus

Author : Imke Leicht
ISBN : 9783847404064
Genre : Political Science
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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.
Category: Political Science

Anthropology Newsletter

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ISBN : IND:30000008557203
Genre : Anthropological linguistics
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Choice

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ISBN : UOM:39015036933961
Genre : Academic libraries
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Die Kunst Sibiriens

Author : Valentina Gorbatcheva
ISBN : 9781780428192
Genre : Art
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Die Kunst Sibiriens ist ein faszinierendes Studienobjekt und die Artefakte, die in den Archiven des Russischen Museums für Ethnografie in Sankt Petersburg entdeckt wurden, sind nicht weniger als atemberaubend. Kunst, Gegenstände des Alltags und Fotografien, die um die vorletzte Jahrhundertwende datieren, bezeugen die reiche Kultur eines Volkes, das sich seine Traditionen gegen alle Widerstände der modernen Welt bis heute bewahrt hat.
Category: Art

K Rper Und Repr Sentation

Author : Insa Härtel
ISBN : 9783322950291
Genre : Social Science
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,The Body and Representation. Feminist Research and Theoretical Perspectives' wurde als zweiwöchige Studienphase des Projektbereichs BODY der Internationalen Frauenuniversität vom Zentrum für feministische Studien der Universität Bremen konzipiert und im Sommer 2000 durchgeführt. Die Publikation umfasst neben Ergebnissen aus Vorlesungen und Seminaren auch ergänzende Beiträge, die die thematischen Schwerpunkte abrunden. Diskutiert werden Konzepte, Inszenierungen, Handlungen und Repräsentationen von Körpern in Alltag, politischen Kontexten, Kunst und neuen Medien.
Category: Social Science

Die Granulation

Author : Jochem Wolters
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032853173
Genre : Goldwork
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