Hats and Headwear around the World A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author: Beverly Chico
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 161069063X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This concise encyclopedia examines headwear around the world, from ancient times to the modern era, comprising entries that address cultural significance, religion, historical events, geography, demographic and ethnic issues, fashion, and contemporary trends. • Vividly documents the fundamental human experience and universal practice of adorning the head • Highlights the global community and cultural linkages of headwear function, material, and style • Directly relates hats to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, usage, and form • Enables greater understanding of human diversity throughout time by tracing the development of headgear • Provides dozens of sidebars to pique reader interest and offer short, witty, funny, or pertinent content

Ethnic Dress in the United States

Author: Annette Lynch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759121508
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A concise and systematic exploration of 150 distinct items of ethnic dress, their history, and their cultural significance within the United States.

India Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic 2 volumes

Author: Arnold P. Kaminsky
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313374635
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Containing almost 250 entries written by scholars from around the world, this two-volume resource provides current, accurate, and useful information on the politics, economics, society, and cultures of India since 1947. • 240 A–Z entries on the social, political, cultural, and economic development of India since 1947 • Contributions from more than 100 distinguished international scholars from five continents • A chronology of major domestic, regional, and world events in and involving India from 1947 to 2010 • A "Guide to Related Topics" to allow readers to trace main themes across related entries • An extensive Selected Bibliography containing multicultural and multidisciplinary materials and scholarship on the growth and development of the Republic of India from 1947 to the present

Mexico Today An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic 2 volumes

Author: Ana Paula Ambrosi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313349495
Format: PDF, Docs
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Providing over 200 entries on politics, government, economics, society, culture, and much more, this two-volume work brings modern Mexico to life. • Comprises information from approximately 100 contributors • Provides a timeline of events of modern Mexico from 1968 to the present day • Includes about 50 photographs that illustrate many aspects of contemporary Mexico • Provides a helpful bibliography and subject index

Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World From Buzkashi to Zorbing

Author: Victoria Williams Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696409
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690761
Format: PDF, ePub
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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Hats

Author: Colin McDowell
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500279441
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From ancient Egypt to Ascot, Versailles to the White House, hats have been emblems of style and status, badges of rank and distinction. Hats are rich with significance for the societies that create and wear them. This sparkling guide captures a fascinating subject from every angle, to delight fashion historians, designers, and anyone with a taste for poise, elegance, and fun. Over 300 illus. 82 in color.

Hats

Author: Hilda Amphlett
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136582
Format: PDF, ePub
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An illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings, this engaging and literate survey features over 800 drawings depicting the headgear of both genders, all classes, and many nationalities.