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Apparel
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1. Concept

Scholars of apparel in cultural anthropology understand apparel to be a crucial bodily and communication technology [8. 9]. The proximity to the body, referring directly to the individual person in action, gives apparel its particular status in material culture. As an integral element in proc…

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Mentges, Gabriele, “Apparel”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022269>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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