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Religion, Dress and the Body

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Religions constrain the bodies of their members through dress. In many cases, dress immediately identifies a member of the community to the outside world and separates them from a society that members believe is threatened by evil forces. Dress identifies the wearer's community to other groups and communities, and may also reflect one's status. Most interestingly, perhaps, dress is a measure of one's level of commitment to the community. While communities vary greatly in terms of what is permissible, strict conformity to ...

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Religion, Dress and the Body
1999, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859732977

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Religion, Dress and the Body
1999, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859732922

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