The religious life of dress : global fashion and faith
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London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
ISBN
9780857853639, 0857853635, 9781472567475, 1472567471, 9781474290326, 1474290329
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1 online resource (vii, 170 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and color)
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Published
London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Format
ONLINE
Language
English
ISBN
9780857853639, 0857853635, 9781472567475, 1472567471, 9781474290326, 1474290329

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Includes bibliographical references.
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From clothing to the painted and scarified nude body, through overt, public display or esoteric symbols known only to the initiated, dress can convey information about beliefs, faith, identity, power, agency, resistance, and fashion. Taking a 'senses' approach, Hume's engaging account takes into consideration the look, smell, feel, touch and sound of religious apparel, the 'smells and bells' of dress and its accoutrements, as well as the emotions evoked by donning religious garb. The book's global perspective provides wide-ranging, yet detailed, coverage of religious dress, from the history and meaning of the simple 'no-frills' attire of the Anabaptists to the power structure displayed in the elaborate fabrics and colours of the Roman Catholic Church; Hume examines the 2,500 year-old tradition of Buddhist robes, the nudity of India's holy men, and much more. With chapters on Sufism, Vodou, modern Pagans, as well as painted and tattooed indigenous and modern Western bodies, the reader is swept along on a sensual journey of the sight, sound, smell and feel of wearing religion.
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