This absorbing book analyzes techniques and gendered aspects of the making of beads, as well as their role in trade and body adornment, in a wide range of societies, from the ancient Mediterranean to Renaissance Venice and present-day Southern Africa and West Africa, where they have become a symbol of cultural survival and identity. Anyone interested in material culture, anthropology, art history, and gender studies will find that this book provides fascinating insights into attitudes toward the body and its dress as well as systems of social classification.
|Title||Beads and Bead Makers: Gender, Material Culture and Meaning||Height||234 mm|
|Author||Joanne B. Eicher||Width||156 mm|
|ISBN-10||1859739954||Spine Width||17 mm|