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AFRICAN LACE-BARK IN THE CARIBBEAN

O. Buckridge Steeve

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

ISBN:
9781350058507

152,20 PLN
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Opis produktu

Steeve O. Buckridge is Director of Area Studies programs and Professor of African and Caribbean History at Grand Valley State University Michigan USA.The first book to be written on lace bark in the Caribbean this brand new research covers the social history and importance as well as the manufacture of this clothA highly interdisciplinary study this book will appeal to students of textiles dress anthropology material culture womens and gender studies and African and Caribbean historyInternational in scope this study explores comparisons with bark cloth production in Africa and the Pacific as well as the spread of lace bark products to EuropeSteeve O. Buckridge is Director of Area Studies programs and Professor of African and Caribbean History at Grand Valley State University Michigan USA.In Caribbean history the European colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora in which African slaves were torn from their ancestral homeland. In order to maintain vital links to their traditions and culture slaves retained certain customs and nurtured them in the Caribbean. The creation of lacebark cloth from the lagetta tree was a practice that enabled slave women to fashion their own clothing an exercise that was both a necessity as clothing provisions for slaves were poor and empowering as it allowed women who participated in the industry to achieve some financial independence.This is the first book on the subject and through close collaboration with experts in the field including Maroon descendants scientists and conservationists it offers a pioneering perspective on the material culture of Caribbean slaves bringing into focus the dynamics of race class and gender. Focussing on the time period from the 1660s to the 1920s it examines how the industry developed the types of clothes made and the people who wore them. The study asks crucial questions about the social roles that bark cloth production played in the plantation economy and colonial society and in particular explores the relationship between bark cloth production and identity amongst slave women.Explores the history of Caribbean bark cloth and slave women from the 1660s to the 1920s covering how the industry developed the types of clothes made the people who wore them and the social roles played by bark cloth production.Foreword by Joanne B. Eicher EditorinChief of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion and Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota USAIntroductionChapter 1: PreHistory to Early Slave Trade: People of the Forest Chapter 2: Plantation Jamaica: Controlling the Silver Chapter 3: Victorian Jamaica: Fancy Fans and Doilies Conclusion Appendix NotesGlossaryBibliographyIndexLacebark is truly an extraordinary natural material and one bound intimately to the history of the Caribbean. This book is the first to reveal the hidden lives of the men and women who created the complex chain from living plant to clothing giving agency to those overlooked by botanists an

Wymiary: 234 mm 156 mm 304 gr

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