Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series)

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series)

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Set in Arequipa during Peru’s recent years of crisis, this ethnography reveals how dress creates gendered bodies. It explores why people wear clothes, why people make art, and why those things matter in a war-torn land. Blenda Femenías argues that women’s clothes are key symbols of gender identity and resistance to racism.Moving between metropolitan Arequipa and rural Caylloma Province, the central characters are the Quechua- and Spanish-speaking maize farmers and alpaca herders of the Colca Va

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