The story of shoes in the past hundredplus years is the story of women, told from the ankle down. It mirrors a trend that began with the wellheeled suffragettes in the 1910s, exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation movement, ...
Author: Rachelle Bergstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rachelle Bergstein brings readers along on a unique and delightful romp through the history of shoes, the women who wear them, and the profound impact they have on our lives. Women from the Ankle Down includes interviews and cameos with influential figures ranging from Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava to Oscar Award–winning costume designer Patrizia van Brandenstein, from Doc Martens historian Martin Roach to Fashion Institute of Technology museum director Valerie Steele; from Marilyn Monroe and Jane Fonda to Salvador Ferragamo and Christian Dior; from Judy Garland to Wonder Woman.
Author: Mary Ellen SnodgrassPublish On: 2015-03-17
Women's shoes received new wood heels and strokes of a rasp to smooth stitching and wood tacks. By the mid-1900s, ... Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. DeMello, Margo.
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.
He thrust his fingers down beside the ankle-bone, breaking away the wood in tiny splinters. The thin stocking was torn and there was blood on the white flesh. He could feel the shudders running through her, and he steeled his heart.
However, unlike male fashions, hemlines on clothing for girls and women always remained long. Women's hemlines reached to at least a few inches below the knees and were more often lower, reaching down to the ankle or even to the ground.
Author: Paul B. Newman
Dangerous and difficult for both mother and child—what was the birth experience like in the Middle Ages? Dependent, in part, on social class, what pastimes did children enjoy? What games did they play? With often uncomfortable and even harsh living conditions, what kind of care did children receive in the home on a daily basis? These are just a few of the questions this work addresses about the day-to-day childhood experiences during the Middle Ages. Focusing on all social classes of children, the topics are wide-ranging. Chapters cover birth and baptism; early childhood; playing; clothing; care and discipline; formal education; university education; career training for peasants, craftsmen, merchants, clergy and nobility; and coming of age. In addition, three appendices are included. Appendix I provides information on the humoral theory of medicine. Appendix II offers examples of medieval math problems. Appendix III covers a unique episode in medieval history known as “The Children’s Crusade.” Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
In this way one pair of moccasins would last a very long time , growing progressively shorter until worn down to ankle length . Notwithstanding this practicality , Apache women , whether out of modesty or vanity , were said to be more ...
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait, James L. Haley's dramatic saga of the Apaches' doomed guerrilla war against the whites, was a radical departure from the method followed by previous histories of white-native conflict. Arguing that "you cannot understand the history unless you understand the culture, " Haley first discusses the "life-way" of the Apaches - their mythology and folklore (including the famous Coyote series), religious customs, everyday life, and social mores. Haley then explores the tumultuous decades of trade and treaty and of betrayal and bloodshed that preceded the Apaches' final military defeat in 1886. He emphasizes figures who played a decisive role in the conflict; Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Geronimo on the one hand, and Royal Whitman, George Crook, and John Clum on the other. With a new preface that places the book in the context of contemporary scholarship, Apaches is a well-rounded one-volume overview of Apache history and culture.
Seated Butterfly: With the bottom of your feet together and holding onto the ankles, push down on your thighs with your elbows. Leg Hug: Lying on your back, pull the right knee into the chest, hugging the leg. Repeat with left knee.
Author: Janine Tucker
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Highlighting the most current strategies and tactics in the game today, Women's Lacrosse is a comprehensive instructional guide for coaches and players at all levels.
I fell down the stairs and broke my ankle. But it is perhaps a bit more complicated. How did I come to be on the stairs? My Aunt Joan lent us the down payment for this house with its big staircase. Iwas carrying the Chanukah presents at ...
Author: Barbara Seaman
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Category: Social Science
An unprecedented and definitive collection of rabble-rousing writings on women’s health, Voices of the Women’s Health Movement explores a range of provocative topics from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing advocate Barbara Seaman and health activist Laura Eldridge bring the revolutionary ideas of several generations together in this powerful new book celebrating women’s bodies, and women’s voices. The more than two hundred contributors include Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner Truth, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, and many others. With Voices of the Women’s Health Movement, for the first time, every woman and girl can experience in one place the powerful history of stirring words and strong female perspectives that have inspired countless women to take control of their health and their lives. Volume One highlights include influential writings on birth control; menstruation; pregnancy and birthing; motherhood; menopause; abortion; and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health.
Immediately this man grabbed her, dragging her down the stairs and out of the house. ... The women were helped down, but not released from the ankle irons and the coupling chain running between each of them. After the last woman was on ...
The shirt, qo'ynak or qo'ylak, is always made very wide and long, even down to the ankles, with wide sleeves falling below knee level. During dancing, these long sleeves are used in the same way as Russian women use a scarf, ...
Author: Vladimir Nalivkin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley is the first English translation of an important 19th-century Russian text describing everyday life in Uzbek communities. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin were Russians who settled in a "Sart" village in 1878, in a territory newly conquered by the Russian Empire. During their six years in Nanay, Maria Nalivkina learned the local language, befriended her neighbors, and wrote observations about their lives from birth to death. Together, Maria and Vladimir published this account, which met with great acclaim from Russia's Imperial Geographic Society and among Orientalists internationally. While they recognized that Islam shaped social attitudes, the Nalivkins never relied on common stereotypes about the "plight" of Muslim women. The Fergana Valley women of their ethnographic portrait emerge as lively, hard-working, clever, and able to navigate the cultural challenges of early Russian colonialism. Rich with social and cultural detail of a sort not available in other kinds of historical sources, this work offers rare insight into life in rural Central Asia and serves as an instructive example of the genre of ethnographic writing that was emerging at the time. Annotations by the translators and an editor's introduction by Marianne Kamp help contemporary readers understand the Nalivkins' work in context.
On each horse was a blanket and calico saddle ; the horses had good bridles with chains hanging down from the bits . However , Small Ankle continued to refuse until Hanging Stone returned again with two hunting horses which were of much ...
Author: Virginia Bergman Peters
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Social Science
Originally published: North Haven: Archon Books, 1995.