Jews and shoes

Shoes are an integral part of Jewish material culture. Although they appear in some of the most foundational biblical stories, they are generally regarded as no more than lowly, albeit essential, accessories. Jews and Shoes takes a fresh look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers, and baref...

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Other Authors: Nahshon, Edna.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Berg, 2008.
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Summary:Shoes are an integral part of Jewish material culture. Although they appear in some of the most foundational biblical stories, they are generally regarded as no more than lowly, albeit essential, accessories. Jews and Shoes takes a fresh look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers, and barefootedness in Jewish experience. The book shows how shoes convey theological, social, and economic concepts, and as such are intriguing subjects for inquiry within a wide range of cultural, artistic, and historic contexts. The book's multidisciplinary approach encompasses a wide range of contributions from disciplines as diverse as fashion, visual culture, history, anthropology, Bible and Talmud, and performance studies. Jews and Shoes will appeal to students, scholars and general readers alike who are interested to find out more about the practical and symbolic significance of shoes in Jewish culture since antiquity.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 226 p.) : ill.
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781847887207 (ebook)
DOI:10.2752/9781847887207?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyFashionCentral