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Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Abstract

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 refract understanding. The book focuses in detail on the clothing practices of the Emberá in Panama, an Amerindian ethnic group, who have gained national and international visibility through their engagement with indigenous tourism. The very act of gaining visibility while wearing indigenous attire has encouraged among some Emberá communities a closer identification with an indigenous identity and a ... More

Keywords: ethnographic nostalgia, exoticisation, authenticity, indigenous-and-modern clothes, indigenous tourism, Emberá, Pamama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781526100832
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos, author
University of Kent