Dressing the Part

Power, Dress, Gender, and Representation in the Pre-Columbian Americas
Author: Sarahh E. M. Scher,Billie J. A. Follensbee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813062211
Category: Art
Page: 497
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"From Olmec costume switching to Peruvian bundle burials we see which types of power were gendered, which symbols or motifs were power filled, and how these symbols were borne by the living and the dead. This collection showcases a mature gendered archaeology."--Cheryl Claassen, author of Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive Guide Costume can reveal a wealth of information about an individual's identity within society. Dressing the Part looks at the ways individuals in the ancient Americas used clothing, hairstyle, and personal ornaments to express status and power, gender identity, and group affiliations, even from the grave. While most gender studies of pre-Columbian societies focus on women, these essays also foreground men and persons of multiple or ambiguous gender, exploring how these various identities are part of the greater fabric of social relations, political power, and religious authority. The contributors to this volume discuss how costume elements represented empowered identities, how different costumes expressed gender and power, and how elite gendered costume elements may have been appropriated by people of other genders as symbols of power. Dressing the Part examines how individual identity played a role in larger schemes of social relationship in the ancient Americas. Employing a variety of theories and methodologies from art history, anthropology, ethnography, semiotics, and material science, this volume considers not only how authority is gendered or related to gender but also how the dynamics between power and gender are negotiated through costume. Contributors: Katie McElfresh Buford | Billie J. A. Follensbee | Alice Beck Kehoe | Melissa K. Logan | Matthew G. Looper | Ann H. Peters | Kim N. Richter | Sarahh E. M. Scher | Elsa L. Tomasto-Cagigao | Laura M. Wingfield | Karon Winzenz | Cherra Wyllie

PreColumbian Textile Conference VII / Jornadas de Textiles PreColombinos VII


Author: Lena Bjerregaard,Ann Peters
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1609621158
Category:
Page: 438
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From May 31st to June 4th, 2016, the 7th International European conference on pre-Columbian textiles was held in Copenhagen. This volume unites seven original articles on pre-Columbian textiles from Mexico, which compare information on 20th century finds first described by Alba Guadelupe Mastache with that from previously unpublished finds and recently discovered contexts. A unique chapter presents the technical analysis and replication of a pre-Columbian tunic recovered in a cave site in Arizona, at the northern margins of the Mesoamerican interaction sphere. Thirteen articles on archaeological textiles from the central Andes include analysis of both textile assemblages preserved in museum collections and those recovered during recent fieldwork in archaeological sites of the Andean desert coast. These include textile assemblages representing the Initial and Formative Periods, Paracas and Nasca contexts, the Middle Horizon, diverse late Intermediate Period assemblages and emblematic Inca garments.

Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America


Author: Martin Giesso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538102374
Category: History
Page: 342
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and the culture of ancient South America.

Retratos

2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Author: Elizabeth P. Benson,Museo del Barrio,National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),San Antonio Museum of Art
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300106270
Category: Art
Page: 302
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02 Retratos2,000 Years of Latin American PortraitsMarion Oettinger, Jr., Miguel A. Bretos, Carolyn Kinder Carr et al.A landmark survey of Latin American portraiture and its powerful significance throughout historyThe tradition of portraiture in Latin America is astonishingly long and rich. For over 2,000 years, portraits have been used to preserve the memory of the deceased, bolster the social standing of the aristocracy, mark the deeds of the mighty, advance the careers of politicians, record rites of passage, and mock symbols of the status quo. This beautiful and wide-ranging book—the first to explore the tradition of portraiture in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present day—features some 200 works from fifteen countries. Retratos (Portraits) presents an engaging variety of works by such well-known figures as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, and José Campeche as well as stunning examples by anonymous and obscure artists. Distinguished contributors discuss the significance of portraits in ancient Mayan civilizations, in the world of colonial Iberians, in the political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in a remarkable range of other times and locations. With a wealth of informative details and exquisite color illustrations, Retratos invites readers to appreciate Latin American portraits and their many meanings as never before.F This book is the catalogue for the first exhibition of Latin American portraiture ever organized in the United States. The exhibition is on view at El Museo del Barrio, New York (December 3, 2004 to March 20, 2005); the San Diego Museum of Art (April 16 to June 12, 2005); the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (July 23 to October 2, 2005); the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2005, to January 8, 2006; and the San Antonio Museum of Art (February 4 to April 30, 2006).Marion Oettinger, Jr., is senior curator and curator of Latin American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art; Miguel A. Bretos is senior scholar at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Caroline Kinder Karr is deputy and chief curator at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington. Contributors to the book include Elizabeth P. Benson; Christopher B. Donnan; Kirsten Hammer; María Concepción García Sáiz; Renato Gonzáles Mello; Luis Pérez Oramos; Luis-Martin Lozano; and Teodoro Vidal. Retratos2,000 Years of Latin American PortraitsMarion Oettinger, Jr., Miguel A. Bretos, Carolyn Kinder Carr et al.A landmark survey of Latin American portraiture and its powerful significance throughout historyThe tradition of portraiture in Latin America is astonishingly long and rich. For over 2,000 years, portraits have been used to preserve the memory of the deceased, bolster the social standing of the aristocracy, mark the deeds of the mighty, advance the careers of politicians, record rites of passage, and mock symbols of the status quo. This beautiful and wide-ranging book—the first to explore the tradition of portraiture in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present day—features some 200 works from fifteen countries. Retratos (Portraits) presents an engaging variety of works by such well-known figures as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, and José Campeche as well as stunning examples by anonymous and obscure artists. Distinguished contributors discuss the significance of portraits in ancient Mayan civilizations, in the world of colonial Iberians, in the political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in a remarkable range of other times and locations. With a wealth of informative details and exquisite color illustrations, Retratos invites readers to appreciate Latin American portraits and their many meanings as never before.F This book is the catalogue for the first exhibition of Latin American portraiture ever organized in the United States. The exhibition is on view at El Museo del Barrio, New York (December 3, 2004 to March 20, 2005); the San Diego Museum of Art (April 16 to June 12, 2005); the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (July 23 to October 2, 2005); the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2005, to January 8, 2006; and the San Antonio Museum of Art (February 4 to April 30, 2006).Marion Oettinger, Jr., is senior curator and curator of Latin American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art; Miguel A. Bretos is senior scholar at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Caroline Kinder Karr is deputy and chief curator at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington. Contributors to the book include Elizabeth P. Benson; Christopher B. Donnan; Kirsten Hammer; María Concepción García Sáiz; Renato Gonzáles Mello; Luis Pérez Oramos; Luis-Martin Lozano; and Teodoro Vidal.

Images of the Past

Gender and its Representations
Author: Jana Esther Fries,Doris Gutsmiedl-Schümann,Jo Zalea Matias,Ulrike Rambuscheck
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830987099
Category: History
Page: 228
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Pictures are an essential feature of archaeological discourse. The way they are used and their unconsciously made assertions demonstrate important things about ourselves, our theories, our methods, and the way we think. They subtly convey our convictions and view of the world - especially with regards to gender issues. The papers united in this volume highlight the relationship between words and images, thinking and showing, knowledge and assumptions, scholarly thinking and popular images in archaeology They cover two main issues: pictorial representations of archaeology in academic and popular media, and pictures in museums. The authors examine the use of gender in academic publications, TV-documentaries, video games, non-fiction books for children and adolescents, and in archaeological museums in Spain and Germany. The volume is the result of two sessions of gender study in archaeology: 'Images of the Past: Gender and its Representations' during the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in September 2014 in Istanbul, and 'Gender in Museums', the symposium of the Nordwestdeutscher Verband für Altertumskunde (Northwest German Association for Antiquarian Studies) in September 2013 in Lübeck. This book includes articles in English and in German.

Encyclopedia of World Art


Author: Bernard Samuel Myers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Subject matter consists of representational arts in the broadest sense, architecture, sculpture, painting, and other man-made objects with no limits as to time, place, or cultural environment.

»Wie Lili zu einem richtigen Mädchen wurde«

Lili Elbe: Zur Konstruktion von Geschlecht und Identität zwischen Medialisierung, Regulierung und Subjektivierung
Author: Sabine Meyer
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839431808
Category: Social Science
Page: 362
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Verwoben in neue Narrative erlebt die Figur »Lili Elbe« gegenwärtig eine populärkulturelle Renaissance. Projektionsfläche für öffentliche Verhandlungen von Geschlecht und Identität wird sie jedoch schon zur Weimarer Zeit. Vermeintlich als Mann geboren und operativ transformiert avanciert Elbe 1931 zum Sinnbild moderner Medizin: perfekter Hermaphrodit und erste technologisch geschaffene Frau zugleich. Über ihre mediale Präsenz figuriert sie zudem als Prisma für subjektivitätsregulierende Diskurse. Sabine Meyers transdisziplinäre Studie nimmt sich der komplexen Zusammenhänge hinter der Projektion erstmals umfassend an und eröffnet neue und kritische Perspektiven für eine Historiographie von Trans*.

A Gift for the Holidays

With the Compliments of Brother Jonathan...Season of Presents, December 25,-January 1, 1842
Author: Brother Jonathan,Horatio Hastings Weld
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 8
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Comfort

The Key to Happiness and Success in Over a Million and a Quarter Homes
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Colombia Before Columbus

The People, Culture, and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia
Author: Armand J. Labbé
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Colombia
Page: 207
View: 2895

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Shows and describes examples of pre-Colombian pottery and figurines, and looks at the archaeological work going on in Colombia today.

Der kleine Lord

Roman
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3960271069
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 216
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Cedrik wusste nicht, dass er wie ein junger Lord aussah, er hatte keinerlei Vorstellung davon, was ein Lord sei. Sein bester, bewunderter und verehrter Freund war der Greisler Hobbs an der Ecke, der grobe Greisler, der mit ihm nie grob war. Die vielen guten Dinge (Pflaumen, Feigen, Apfelsinen und Zwieback), die er auf Lager hatte, sowie sein Ross und Wagen erhoben ihn in den Augen des Knaben zu einer reichen und mächtigen Persönlichkeit. Cedrik hatte auch den Milchmann, den Bäcker und die Äpfelfrau gern, aber Hobbs, den er täglich besuchte, stand obenan.

Journal


Author: Knights of Labor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor
Page: N.A
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