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The Resource Khartoum at night : fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan, Marie Grace Brown

Khartoum at night : fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan, Marie Grace Brown

Label
Khartoum at night : fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan
Title
Khartoum at night
Title remainder
fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan
Statement of responsibility
Marie Grace Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the first half of the twentieth century, a pioneering generation of young women exited their homes and entered public space, marking a new era for women's civic participation in northern Sudan. A provocative new public presence, women's civic engagement was at its core a bodily experience. Amid the socio-political upheavals of imperial rule, female students, medical workers, and activists used a careful choreography of body movements and fashion to adapt to imperial mores, claim opportunities for political agency, and shape a new standard of modern, mobile womanhood. This is the first English-language history of these women's lives, examining how their experiences of the British Empire from 1900-1956 were expressed on and through their bodies. Central to this story is the tobe: a popular, modest form of dress that wrapped around a woman's head and body. Marie Grace Brown shows how northern Sudanese women manipulated the tucks, folds, and social messages of the tobe to deftly negotiate the competing pulls of modernization and cultural authenticity that defined much of the imperial experience. Her analysis weaves together the threads of women's education and activism, medical midwifery, urban life, consumption, and new behaviors of dress and beauty to reconstruct the worlds of politics and pleasure in which early-twentieth-century Sudanese women lived
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
Dewey number
320.082/09624
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Khartoum at night : fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan, Marie Grace Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The post office pen : the imperial mission -- "Forty white tobes" : enclosures and the campaign for pure bodies -- The schoolmistresses' ribs : dress, discipline, and progress -- The woman's voice : claiming city streets -- Khartoum at night : global politics and personal pleasures
Control code
ocn964065718
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781503602649
Lccn
2016052537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027300203
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)964065718
Label
Khartoum at night : fashion and body politics in imperial Sudan, Marie Grace Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The post office pen : the imperial mission -- "Forty white tobes" : enclosures and the campaign for pure bodies -- The schoolmistresses' ribs : dress, discipline, and progress -- The woman's voice : claiming city streets -- Khartoum at night : global politics and personal pleasures
Control code
ocn964065718
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781503602649
Lccn
2016052537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027300203
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)964065718

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