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The Resource Wedding dress : across cultures, edited by Helen Bradley Foster and Donald Clay Johnson

Wedding dress : across cultures, edited by Helen Bradley Foster and Donald Clay Johnson

Label
Wedding dress : across cultures
Title
Wedding dress
Title remainder
across cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Helen Bradley Foster and Donald Clay Johnson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wedding clothes are not only distinctive forms of dress, but are also steeped in years of cultural tradition. This book, drawing on case studies from around the world, considers how wedding attire is both a statement of tradition and a vehicle for challenging social norms.
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
392.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foster, Helen Bradley
  • Johnson, Donald Clay
Series statement
Dress, body, culture
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  • Wedding costume
  • Wedding costume
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • Beauty and Fashion
  • Cultural studies: fashion & society
  • Social & cultural anthropology
  • Sociology: family & relationships
  • Cultural studies
  • Fashion & textiles
  • Anthropology
  • Weddings, wedding planners
Summary expansion
Although the Victorian white wedding dominates western bridal dress and large portions of former colonial empires, marriage rituals vary significantly throughout the world. The Japanese, for instance, combine both traditional ceremonies with receptions utilizing western approaches to dress. In the Andes the bride will personally create a multi-layered dress to showcase her weaving skills. Berber brides in Morocco wear binding clothing that covers their faces, a notable contrast to Canadian prairie-province brides whose stylized gowns individualize and enhance body shape. This engaging book examines the evolution and ritual functions of wedding attire within the context of particular cultures. It raises questions as to the relationship between contemporary wedding attire and traditional values. It discusses the changes international migrations have had upon the wedding dress of several ethnic groups. It provides insights into numerous societal relationships to weddings, such as the ban on bridal-produced embroidery in dowries in India, the challenges individual values have to larger societal ones in themed weddings, and the relationship between the return to pre-western attire and identity politics. Exploring these issues, the authors provide unusual insights into the centrality of dress in shaping individual identity as well as its importance in reflecting cultural values and ideals
Label
Wedding dress : across cultures, edited by Helen Bradley Foster and Donald Clay Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Something plain and simple? Unpacking custom-made wedding dresses from western Canada, 1950-1955. Kathryn Church (Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada) 2. Satin dresses and caribou kamiks: negotiation of tradition in northern Alaska Inupiaq weddings. Cyd Martin (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) 3. Packaged in Japan: elite weddings in Osaka. Masami Suga (Independent scholar, St. Paul, Minnesota) 4. Korean wedding dress from the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910) to the present. Na Young Hong (Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea) 5. Marriage and dowry customs of the Rabadi of Kachchh: evolving traditions. Eiluned Moir Edwards (De Montford University) 6. Pragmatism and enigmas: the Panetar and Gharcholu saris in Gujarati weddings. Donald Clay Johnson (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) 7. Swazi bridal attire: culture, traditions, customs. Laura Kidd (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Lombuso S. Khoza, Southern Illinois University) 8. Gender, identity, and Moroccan weddings: the adornment of the Ait Khabhash Berber bride and groom. Cynthia Becker(University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota) 9. An Athenian wedding, year 2000. Helen Bradley Foster (College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) 10. An historic perspective of English and Soviet bridalwear between 1900 and 1960. Janice Mee (De Montford University, Leicester, England, Irina Safronova, St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design) 11. He gave her sandals and she gave him a tunic: cloth and weddings in the Andes. Lynn A. Meisch (St. Mary's College of California, Moraga) 12. Slavic wedding customs on two continents. Patricia Williams (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) 13. Always remembering the motherland: Tai Dam wedding textiles and dress. Elyse Demaray (Iowa State University, Ames, Melody Keim-Shenk, Iowa State University) 14. The groom wore a kilt: carnivalesque and theme weddings. Theresa Winge (and Joanne Eicher, both University of Minnesota)
Control code
BDZ0005793493
Dimensions
23cm.
Extent
xii, 227 p.
Isbn
9781859737477
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Wedding dress : across cultures, edited by Helen Bradley Foster and Donald Clay Johnson
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Something plain and simple? Unpacking custom-made wedding dresses from western Canada, 1950-1955. Kathryn Church (Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada) 2. Satin dresses and caribou kamiks: negotiation of tradition in northern Alaska Inupiaq weddings. Cyd Martin (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) 3. Packaged in Japan: elite weddings in Osaka. Masami Suga (Independent scholar, St. Paul, Minnesota) 4. Korean wedding dress from the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910) to the present. Na Young Hong (Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea) 5. Marriage and dowry customs of the Rabadi of Kachchh: evolving traditions. Eiluned Moir Edwards (De Montford University) 6. Pragmatism and enigmas: the Panetar and Gharcholu saris in Gujarati weddings. Donald Clay Johnson (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) 7. Swazi bridal attire: culture, traditions, customs. Laura Kidd (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Lombuso S. Khoza, Southern Illinois University) 8. Gender, identity, and Moroccan weddings: the adornment of the Ait Khabhash Berber bride and groom. Cynthia Becker(University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota) 9. An Athenian wedding, year 2000. Helen Bradley Foster (College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) 10. An historic perspective of English and Soviet bridalwear between 1900 and 1960. Janice Mee (De Montford University, Leicester, England, Irina Safronova, St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design) 11. He gave her sandals and she gave him a tunic: cloth and weddings in the Andes. Lynn A. Meisch (St. Mary's College of California, Moraga) 12. Slavic wedding customs on two continents. Patricia Williams (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) 13. Always remembering the motherland: Tai Dam wedding textiles and dress. Elyse Demaray (Iowa State University, Ames, Melody Keim-Shenk, Iowa State University) 14. The groom wore a kilt: carnivalesque and theme weddings. Theresa Winge (and Joanne Eicher, both University of Minnesota)
Control code
BDZ0005793493
Dimensions
23cm.
Extent
xii, 227 p.
Isbn
9781859737477
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.

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