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Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
Synopses & Reviews
Published in summer 2010 in print and online, the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion is the first comprehensive reference work to explore all aspects of dress and fashion globally - from pre-history to the present day. Arranged geographically and written by an international team of experts, the Encyclopedia will serve as the go-to source for all issues relating the art and anthropology of costume, dress, and fashion the world over for students, scholars, members of the design and fashion industries, and fashion aficionados for years to come.
The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion brings together for the first time the work of over 600 renowned scholars from every part of the globe. All articles have been specially commissioned and particular effort has been made to commission articles by indigenous scholars with in-depth local knowledge.
2011 Booklist Editors' Choice
"Available online as part of the Berg Fashion Library"--V. 1, \ t.p. verso.
About the Author
Editor in Chief Joanne B. Eicher is Regents' Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, and a specialist in the anthropology of dress. She is author and editor of many books, including The Visible Self and Mother, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood. She is the series editor for the Berg series Dress, Body, Culture.
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Africa
Volume 2: Latin America and the Caribbean
Volume 3: The United States and Canada
Volume 4: South Asia and Southeast Asia
Volume 5: Central and Southwest Asia
Volume 6: East Asia
Volume 7: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
Volume 8: West Europe
Volume 9: East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus
Volume 10: Global Perspectives
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