Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia

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COSTUME, CLOTHES a FASHION. This one-of-a-kind, A-to-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many culturesof the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics are covered, including footbinding, fetishes, diseases, customs and beliefs, shoe construction, myths and folktales, the history of footwear, iconic brands and types of shoes, removing shoes upon entering a house, covering feet up for social customs, and the types of footwear worn around the world.who were once known as cobblers and are now called shoe repairmen. Because we are often judged by how our shoes look, keeping shoes looking good ensures that we will be seen in a good light. Throughout much of human history, shoesanbsp;...

Title:Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia
Author:Margo DeMello
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2009-09-10


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