Undressing Religion: Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-cultural Perspective (BOK)

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From Islam to Confucianism to Voodoo, dress plays a pivotal role in religious expression. This book investigates how dress symbolically evidences both religious and social systems across a wide range of cultures - from Africa and South America to Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Caribbean. In some of these cultures, dress is part of a system of social control. Gender issues feature prominently since the control of female sexuality is often of great importance to the world's religions. Members of each ethno-religious group actively construct their own lives, and use dress symbolically. A central tenet for many of these groups is that the soul is visually manifested on the body through dress. Drawing on rich ethnographic case studies, this wide-ranging and interdisciplinary volume represents a major contribution to the study of both religion and dress.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2000 Forlag
Berg Publishers
ISBN 9781859734759 Antall sider 224
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,7cm Vekt 543 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Linda B. Arthur
Emner og form Religion: general, Fashion & society, Religious life & practice