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Corp Author American Anthropological Association. Annual Meeting (2000 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Title Dirt, undress, and difference : critical perspectives on the body's surface / edited by Adeline Masquelier.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.

Corp Author American Anthropological Association. Annual Meeting (2000 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Subject Clothing and dress -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Nudity -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Hygiene -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Bathing customs -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Alt Name Masquelier, Adeline Marie, 1960-
Description 1 online resource (x, 264 pages) : illustrations
Note Papers originally presented at a panel entitled "The Politics of Dirt and Nudity in Africa" held at the 2000 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dirt, undress, and difference : an introduction / Adeline Masquelier -- The naked and the nude : historically multiple meanings of oto (undress) in southeastern Nigeria / Misty L. Bastian -- Breasts, (un)dress, and, modernist desires in the Balinese-tourist encounter / Margaret Wiener -- Body talk : revelations of self and body in contemporary strip clubs / Katherine Frank -- The naked spirit : disrobing, deviance, and dissent in Bori possession / Adeline Masquelier -- Japanese bodies and Western ways of seeing in the late nineteenth century / Satsuki Kawano -- Purity and conquest in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan / Janice Boddy -- Did you bathe this morning? : baths and morality in Botswana / Deborah Durham -- The politics of dirt and gender : body techniques in Bengali India / Sarah Lamb -- Corrupted alterities : body politics in the time of the Iranian diaspora / Janet Bauer.
Note Print version record.
Summary While there is widespread interest in dress and hygiene as vehicles of cultural, moral, and political value, little scholarly attention has been paid to cross-cultural understandings of dirt and undress, despite their equally important role in the fashioning of identity and difference. The essays in this absorbing and thought-provoking collection contribute new insights into the neglected topics of bodily treatments and transgressions. In detailed ethnographic studies from around the world, the contributors recast assumptions about filth and nakedness, exploring how various forms of transgre.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0253111536 (electronic bk.)
9780253111531 (electronic bk.)
0253346282 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253217830 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253346285 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253217837 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 71316995
Additional Format Print version: American Anthropological Association. Meeting (2000 : San Francisco, Calif.). Dirt, undress, and difference. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005 0253346282 0253217830 (DLC) 2005004481 (OCoLC)57966001

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