"Highly readable but also innovative in its approach to a broad
array of material from diverse colonial contexts."--Carolyn White,
University of Nevada, Reno "Loren brings together a sampling of the
extensive literature on the archaeology of clothing and adornment
to argue that artifacts of the body acquire their meaning through
cultural practice. She shows how dress serves as social discourse
and a tool of identity negotiation."--Kathleen Deagan,... more...