UPDATE CFP: Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States

Call for participation: Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States

Co-Editors, Dr. Mitchell D. Strauss, University of Northern Iowa and Dr. Annette Lynch, University of Northern Iowa

Deadline for submissions mid-December 2012. Many items have already been contracted – see below for the full list of entries / content still available.

Description: This A-Z will cover approximately 200 “ethnic” items, from headwear to footwear, that have been worn or are now worn by people living in the United States as everyday clothing, fashion, ethnic or religious identifiers, and/or style statements. Each narrative entry, ranging from approximately 750 to 1,000 words, will define and describe the item, its origins and its arrival in the United States, how it has been/is worn, and what it has represented over time. Further Reading per entry where possible. X-references. Timeline. Sidebars with quotations, factoids. Selected Bibliography.

The forthcoming encyclopedia will be published by AltiMira Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, in 2014.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The editors invite authors to contact the editors at strauss@uni.edu to indicate interest as soon as possible to ensure their participation. The goal is to have all written entries submitted for review by mid-December 2012. Examples of sample entries are available upon request.

The editors are still seeking authors for the following entries ONLY:

Africa
Aso Oke Hat — traditional Yoruba hat that is made of hand woven African fabric
Kufi (African cap)
 
American Indian
Porky Roach
Pow Wow Accessories  (ex. Czech seed beads & Ribbonwork)
Moccasins
 
Australia
Dryzabone Coat
Moleskin Trousers
Outback/Slouch Hat
UGGS
 
British
Pinafore (jumper in American English)
Shearling Coat
Bootlace Ties (1950s Teddy Boys)
 
Scottish
Inverness Cape
Harris Tweed Garments
 
Caribbean
Guayabera (Cuban men’s shirt)
Quadrille dress (Karabela)
Rumba Dress (Afro Cuban)
 
Mexico
Bolero Jacket
Huaraches
Rebozo (Mexican Women’s Dress)
Zoot Suit (Pachuca)
 
South America/Central America
Liqui liquid (Venezuelan Suit)
Pollera (Spanish/Hispanic Skirt)
Poncho
Quinceanara dress
 
China
Buxie Shoes (Chinese flats)
Chinese Silk Pajamas
Hanfu (Chinese silk robe)
Deel (traditional Mongolian overcoat)
Coolie Hat
Tibetan Hat
Tang Jacket
 
Korean
Baji (Korean trousers)
Durumagi (traditional Korean men’s long coat)
Joki (Korean Vest)
Hanbok (traditional Korean women’s dress)
Jokduri (traditional ceremonial women’s hat)
Beoseon (Korean socks)
 
Southeast Asia
Ao dai (traditional Vietnamese tunic)
Kebaya (Southeast Asian dress/skirt combination)
Hmong Belt Headwear and Belts (Laos)
Baju melayu/kurung ( traditional male/female Malayan dress)
Blangkon (Javanese head dress, Indonesia)
Barong Tagalog (traditional Filipino shirt/dress)
Ho Chi Minh sandals
Sbai or Sabai (breast wrap)
Sherwani  (South Asian long coat)
Songkok/Peci (Indonesian Southeast Asian headwear)
 
Japan
Geta (flip flop style sandal)
Haori jacket
Happi Coat
Tabi Socks
Ninja Tabi Boots
 
India/Pakistan/Afghanistan
Ashkan/Sherwani  long formal Pakistani coat
Lungi (South /Central Asian Men’s skirt-like garment)
Nehru style jacket (Thai Chakkri)
Pashtun Hat
Sash/Cummerbund)
Shawl (also Kashmir/Pashmina Shawl)
Lungi
 
Jewish
Tembel hat (Israeli bucket hat)
Fedora
Snood
Israeli Tichel
 
Middle Eastern/Arab/Moslem
Burqa (Islamic enveloping outer garment)
Chador (Iranian women’s open cloak)
Divided skirt wrapped trouser
Faldetta (Maltese hooded cloak)
Giveh (Kurdish handwoven top shoe)
High Heel shoes
Jacket short / Middle Eastern Jerkin
 
Multi-Sourced
Bricolage (ethnic influence combinations)
 
Pacific Islands
Muumuu
Sarong
Ta’ovala (Tonga mat-wrapped dress)
 
Arctic Aboriginal (including Inuit & Yupik
Mukluks or Kamik (traditionally made of reindeer or sealskin) -(Linda MacPhee)
Qiviut Wear
 
Russian
Kosovorotka (traditional long sleeve, long wasted Russian shirt)
Russian Folk Tunic
Russian telnyashka (winter seaman undershirt)
Russian tolstovka shirt
Sarafan (Russian peasant dress)
Valenki (Russian felt boots)
 
France
Apron (from the Old French naperon; Modern French napperon)
Beret
Cambric/Chambray Garments (French)
Carmagnolle (French jacket)
Chemise
Cloche Hat
Fisherman Sandal
Jellies
Pelisse (fur lined/trimmed jacket)
Polo Shirt (tennis & golf shirt)
 
Germany/Bavaria/Austria
Birkenstocks
Lederhosen
Loden wear
 
Italy
Capri Pants
Missoni Knits
 
Spain
Espadrilles
Mantilla
Traje de luces (“Suit of Lights”: Matador’s Costume)
Montera (bullfighter’s hat)
Chaquetilla, a short rigid jacket worn by a Matador
 
American Western Wear
Buckskins
Capote (wool blanket coat)
Coonskin Cap
Concho Belt

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