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Ambiguity and Gendered Practices

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores gendered practices in Sierra Leone, focusing on shifting meanings of objects such as stools and hammocks within the articulation of a Mende social space. It analyzes the ... More


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Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the Western cultural prohibition against women wearing divided garments or trousers. It shows that the association of men with trousers and women with dresses, as well as the ... More


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