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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


Ghosts of Emberá present

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/9781526100832.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter focuses on the tourism encounter at Parara Puru—an Emberá community at Chagres, Panama—the exotic images that publicise it, and the contradictory expectations of the tourists. Naturalised ... More


Ghosts of Emberá past

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/9781526100832.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter examines the accounts of two early twentieth century authors, Verrill (1921) and Marsh (1934), who provided us with detailed—idealising but also stereotyping—descriptions of Emberá ... 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


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