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Nostalgia, invisible clothes and hidden motivations

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this introductory chapter the reader is exposed to some of the challenges set by the Western, exoticising view of Emberá clothing. The author’s own biases are revealed to aid the deconstruction of ... More


Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Exoticisation Undressed is an innovative ethnography that makes visible the many layers through which our understandings of indigenous cultures are filtered and their inherent power to distort and ... More


Indigenous-and-modern Emberá clothes

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The concluding chapter brings together some of the theoretical concepts introduced earlier in the book in a unified analysis. It employs the notion of indigenous disemia to describe the simultaneity ... More


Static sketches in transformation

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter provides a description of the old Emberá code of dress, as this is conceived, in static terms, as ‘tradition’. A description of the normative Emberá attire and the Emberá practice of body ... More


Shifting codes of dress

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter focuses more closely on the dress choices in Parara Puru and the indigenous-and-modern clothes of its inhabitants. It demonstrates that is misleading to assume that Emberá dress codes ... More


Three authentic Emberá discontinuities

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter explore in detail three examples of discontinuity, authentically embedded in Emberá everyday life. The first example focuses on a ‘traditional’ or ‘indigenous’ item of dress made in Asia ... More


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