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Feet and footwear : a cultural encyclopedia

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Take a walk in someone else's shoes in this fascinating examination of shoes and feet around the world! This one-of-a-kind A-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many cultures of the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics are covered, including foot binding, fetishes, diseases of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Named Person: Fuss
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margo DeMello
ISBN: 9780313357145 0313357145 9780313357152 0313357153
OCLC Number: 318420875
Description: xxii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Achilles --
Acupuncture --
Adidas --
Advertising --
Africa --
Alaska --
American Podiatric Medical Association --
Amputation --
Animal feet --
Arctic Region --
Athlete's foot --
Athletic shoes --
Australopithecus footprints --
Ballet shoes --
Bare feet --
Bata Shoe Museum --
Beliefs --
Birkenstocks --
Blahnik, Manolo --
Blisters, bunions, calluses, and corns --
"Blue Suede Shoes" --
Boots --
Bowling shoes --
Candie's --
Celebrity endorsements --
China --
Chao, Jimmy --
Christianity --
"Cinderella" --
Class --
Classical civilizations --
Cleats and spikes --
Clogs --
Club foot --
Cobbler --
Cole, Kenneth --
Concealment shoes --
Converse --
Cordwainer --
Cowboy boots --
Crocs --
Crush videos --
Dance shoes --
Diabetes --
Disorders and injuries --
Dr. Martens --
Dr. Scholl's --
Earth Shoes --
Egypt --
"The Elves and the Shoemaker" --
Eroticism --
Espadrille --
Europe --
Fairy tales --
Fashion industry --
Ferragamo, Salvatore --
Fetishes --
Flat feet and fallen arches --
Flip flops --
Florsheim --
Foot and shoe adornment --
Foot binding --
Foot care products --
Foot massage --
Foot odor --
Foot structure --
Foot washing --
Frederick's of Hollywood --
Galoshes --
Gender --
Go go boots --
Golf shoes --
Grauman's Chinese Theatre --
Greece --
Hammer toe --
Hanes --
Henna --
High heels --
Hosiery --
Huarache --
Hush Puppies --
India --
Ingrown toenails --
In Her Shoes --
Islam --
Jack boots --
Japan --
Jogging shoe --
John, Elton --
Jordan, Michael --
Judaism --
Keds --
Kinky Boots --
Korea --
Leather --
L'eggs --
Lifts --
Marcos, Imelda --
Men's shoes --
Middle East --
Military shoes and boots --
Moccasins --
Morton's neuroma --
Motorcycle boot --
National Podiatric Medical Association --
Native American --
Neuroma --
New Balance --
Nike --
The Old Woman Who lived In A Shoe --
Orthopedic shoes --
Orthotics --
Overshoes --
Parker, Sarah Jessica --
Patent leather --
Payless Shoe Source --
Pedicure --
Plains Indians --
Plantar warts --
Platform shoes --
Podiatry --
Polydactyly --
"The Princess and The Golden Shoes" --
Prosthetics --
Proverbs --
Pumps --
"The Red Shoes" --
The Red Shoes --
Red Wing --
Reebok --
Reflexology --
Rome --
Running shoes --
Sabotage --
Sandals --
Sex and the City --
Shoe care and repair --
Shoe etiquette --
Shoe fasteners --
Shoemakers --
Shoemakers guilds --
Shoemaking --
Shoe shine and polish --
Shoe sizes --
Shoe stores --
Shoe structure --
The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces --
Simpson, 0.]. --
Skateboarding shoes --
Skates --
Slippers --
Sneakers --
Snow shoes --
Socks --
Southwest Indians --
Spice Girls --
Spikes --
Sport sandals --
Stilettos --
Sumptuary laws --
These Boots Are Made For Walkin --
Toenails --
Torture --
Transgender shoes --
Uggs --
United States --
Vans --
Vegan shoes --
Vulcanization --
Webbed toes --
Wedding shoes --
Wellington boot --
The Wizard of OZ.
Other Titles: Feet & footwear
Responsibility: Margo DeMello.

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Aside from iconic American brands and types of shoes, this volume will also look at how feet are treated and viewed around the globe: removing shoes upon entering a house, washing feet for religious  Read more...

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"DeMello (sociology, cultural studies, and anthropology; Central New Mexico Community College) has written previously about body ornament, among other topics. Here she limits herself to one dimension Read more...

 
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