The Refashion Handbook

Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body Beth Huntington. BASIC ReFashioning SKILLS In order to complete a successful refashion, you'll need several. 19 Basic Refashioning Skills.


Author: Beth Huntington

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781607059240

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Take secondhand finds from frumpy to fabulous with this guide by the Renegade Seamstress featuring resizing techniques and 19 refashioning projects. With her award-winning blog, The Renegade Seamstress, Beth Huntington combines two of her favorite activities—thrifting and sewing—into the art of refashioning. In The Refashion Handbook, she shares 19 stylish projects, each showing you how to transform easy-to-find items into a better fit, a new design, or a radical makeover. Learn the basics of refashioning: how to measure, reshape, fit, and finish a garment, so it fits you perfectly. Plus size? Petite? No problem! Beth's designs flatter a wide variety of sizes and body types. Her easy techniques are perfect for beginners and even experienced sewists will appreciated her clever tips and tricks.

The Handbook of Textile Culture

Sass Brown (2010, 2013) chronicles the rise of the sustainable refashion and ecofashion movements. Refashioned: Cutting Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials (Brown 2013) illuminates many examples of up-cycle designers who source ...


Author: Janis Jefferies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474275798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.

Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures

It is that which appropriates the techniques, forms, and social significance of other media and attempts to rival or refashion them in the name of the real” (2000, 65): [New] visual technologies, such as computer graphics and the World ...


Author: Stefan Helgesson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110580945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 589

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The Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures is the first globally comprehensive attempt to chart the rich field of world literatures in English. Part I navigates different usages of the term ‘world literature’ from an historical point of view. Part II discusses a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to world literature. This is also where the handbook’s conceptualisation of ‘Anglophone world literatures’ – in the plural – is developed and interrogated in juxtaposition with proximate fields of inquiry such as postcolonialism, translation studies, memory studies and environmental humanities. Part III charts sociological approaches to Anglophone world literatures, considering their commodification, distribution, translation and canonisation on the international book market. Part IV, finally, is dedicated to the geographies of Anglophone world literatures and provides sample interpretations of literary texts written in English.

North Korea Handbook

Policy Objectives and Reality North Korea set the goal of this year's economic policy as stronger economic competitiveness , and it is actively pursuing various projects to " refashion all industrial establishments with modern ...


Author: Yonhap News Agency, Seoul

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765635232

Category: History


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This is a timely and comprehensive guide to one of the most volatile, misunderstood, and potentially dangerous states in the world, and one of great strategic importance to U.S. interests in Asia. Featuring a detailed "who's who" section, it covers politics, the economy, the military, education, and culture, and provides numerous vital statistical data.

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England C 1530 1700

Paradoxically, the crisis in popular biblical reception occurred alongside the maturation of the most determined attempts to refashion English society and institutions along Hebraic lines: it was in this period, for example, ...


Author: Kevin Killeen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199686971

Category: Bible

Page: 783

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The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700 is the indispensable and authoritative guide to the most important book in early modern England. It is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates in literature, history, and theology, and an important resource for scholars across the Arts and Humanities. The Handbook includes chapters from the leading scholars in the field, covering topics from sacred geography tobiblical falsehood, translation to revolution, material culture to Milton. Sections explore issues of translation, early modern biblical scholarship, Bible dissemination and circulation, the use of the Bible as apolitical resource, literary appropriations and responses, and the reception of the text across a range of forms.

Handbook of Intermediality

This attempt is particularly pronounced in the case of the new digital media, which according to Bolter and Grusin, remediate and refashion earlier media such as television, film, photography and perspective painting on an unprecedented ...


Author: Gabriele Rippl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110311075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 701

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This handbook offers students and researchers compact orientation in their study of intermedial phenomena in Anglophone literary texts and cultures by introducing them to current academic debates, theoretical concepts and methodologies. By combining theory with text analysis and contextual anchoring, it introduces students and scholars alike to a vast field of research which encompasses concepts such as intermediality, multi- and plurimediality, intermedial reference, transmediality, ekphrasis, as well as related concepts such as visual culture, remediation, adaptation, and multimodality, which are all discussed in connection with literary examples. Hence each of the 30 contributions spans both a theoretical approach and concrete analysis of literary texts from different centuries and different Anglophone cultures.

Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia

Dalit women deployed a robust body politics and morality of svabhimaan, svavalamban, and manuski to repossess their bodies, become independent, and critically refashion themselves (Paik 2014a). Ambedkar reinforced Dalit women's agency ...


Author: Leela Fernandes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000471281

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This new edition of the Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia provides a comprehensive overview of the study of gender in South Asia. The Handbook covers the central contributions that have defi ned this area and captures innovative and emerging paradigms that are shaping the future of the field. It offers a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives spanning both the humanities and social sciences, focusing on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This revised edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters, thus adding new areas of scholarship. The Handbook is organized thematically into five major parts: • Historical formations and theoretical framings • Law, citizenship and the nation • Representations of culture, place, identity • Labor and the economy • Inequality, activism and the state The Handbook illustrates the ways in which scholarship on gender has contributed to a rethink of theoretical concepts and empirical understandings of contemporary South Asia. Finally, it focuses on new areas of inquiry that have been opened up through a focus on gender and the intersections between gender and categories, such as caste, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion. This timely study is essential reading for scholars who research and teach on South Asia as well as for scholars in related interdisciplinary fields that focus on women and gender from comparative and transnational perspectives.

A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia

as well as methodology – JI's leaders needed a new paradigm of collective action through which to refashion the group. Second, PUPJI resembles closely the founding charters and operational handbooks of other radical Islamist militant ...


Author: Andrew T. H. Tan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847207180

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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This is an important and worthwhile book that should be read by anyone seeking to understand the history and evolution of political violence in Southeast Asia, including the origins of contemporary militant Islamist terrorism. Paul J. Smith, Contemporary Southeast Asia This very fine collection shows how and why Southeast Asia has been afflicted with terrorism from the end of World War II to the present time. No other volume tells us as much about the period and area. Anyone interested in the general theory and practice of terrorism and insurgency will find it indispensable. David C. Rapoport, University of California, Los Angeles, US and Editor of Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence This stimulating collection of essays underlines how Southeast Asia has again, as at the height of the Cold War, been pushed towards the top of the list of world conflict zones by the collision between long-standing regional problems and more recent external frictions. Anyone needing to learn more about the relationship between the war on terror and Southeast Asia, particularly regarding terrorism in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, will need to consult this work. Brian P. Farrell, National University of Singapore, and author of The Defence and Fall of Singapore 1940 1942 This book is an excellent addition to the literature on political violence in Southeast Asia providing a wealth of detail on terrorism, guerilla insurgency, and the use of terror and repression by governments. The book is especially valuable for the broad coverage of many different groups (not just Islamic ones), inclusion of the activities of governments, and a variety of opinions and views on terrorism and political violence. This book should be one of the essential resources for academics, policymakers, or anyone else interested in terrorism, insurgency, and political violence in the region. It is an extremely valuable tool for one and all. James M. Lutz, Indiana University Purdue University, US and co-author of Global Terrorism, with Brenda Lutz This is an excellent volume, which is very well conceived and balanced in its treatment of the problem of terrorism and insurgency in Southeast Asia. This volume will greatly advance our empirical understanding of conflict and violence in this pivotal region. The book contains many insightful contributions and, overall, the Handbook will serve as a standard reference on the subject matter for years to come. M.L.R. Smith, King s College, University of London, UK This timely and significant book seeks to explain the deep-seated complexities of terrorism and insurgency in Southeast Asia. In the aftermath of 9/11, this region has been designated by the United States to be the second front in the war on terrorism. Yet despite the emergence of this new global terrorism, the authors argue that armed rebellion in Southeast Asia is a phenomenon that predates Al Qaeda and the global Jihadist movement and that much can be learned from the motivations behind it. Written by a group of leading Western and emerging Southeast Asian scholars, this extensive volume demonstrates the difficulty and diversity of rebellion in Southeast Asia, and explores its intricate historical, political, social and economic roots. The book will serve as an excellent reference and educational text, providing an empirical and regional guide to the complex problem of insurgency in Southeast Asia. It will also contribute to a more educated understanding that could provide the basis for appropriate counter-terrorism strategies in this important part of the world. Comprehensive and engaging, this volume will find widespread appeal amongst researchers, students and policymakers interested in terrorism, international relations and Asian studies and will also be an invaluable tool for studies into political violence and security.

The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

Faruqi advocated Islamic da'wa as a means to enable the individual to assume his or her birthright, to become the vicegerent (khalifah) of God in order to refashion the world in accord with God's will. The emphasis is placed on the ...


Author: Yvonne Y. Haddad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199862641

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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Islam has been part of the increasingly complex American religious scene for well over a century, and was brought into more dramatic focus by the attacks of September 11, 2001. American Islam is practiced by a unique blend of immigrants and American-born Muslims. The immigrants have come from all corners of the world; they include rich and poor, well-educated and illiterate, those from upper and lower classes as well as economic and political refugees. The community's diversity has been enhanced by the conversion of African Americans, Latina/os, and others, making it the most heterogeneous Muslim community in the world. With an up-to-the-minute analysis by thirty of the top scholars in the field, this handbook covers the growth of Islam in America from the earliest Muslims to set foot on American soil to the current wave of Islamophobia. Topics covered include the development of African American Islam; pre- and post-WWII immigrants; Sunni, Shi`ite, sectarian and Sufi movements in America; the role and status of women, marriage, and family; and the Americanization of Islamic culture. Throughout these chapters the contributors explore the meaning of religious identity in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, and politics, both within the American Islamic community and in relation to international Islam.

The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance

It is simultaneously a fairly standard guidebook for how to succeed in business and a conduct book for the aspiring businessperson (Young 1999, 19; Sherman 1996, 103). In its latter passages it was very much of its time, ...


Author: Shirin M. Rai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190863470

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Political scientists and political theorists have long been interested in social and political performance. Theatre and performance researchers have often focused on the political dimensions of the live arts. Yet the interdisciplinary nature of this labor has typically been assumed rather than rigorously explored. Further, it is crucial to bring the concepts of theatre and performance deployed by other disciplines such as psychology, law, political anthropology, sociology among others into a wider, as well as deeper, interdisciplinary engagement. Embodying and fostering that engagement is at the heart of this new handbook. The Handbook brings together leading scholars in the fields of Politics and Performance to map out the evolving interdisciplinary engagement. The authors--drawn from a wide range of disciplines--investigate the relationship between politics and performance to show that certain features of political transactions shared by performances are fundamental to both disciplines, and that they also share, to a large extent, a common communicational base and language. The volume is organized into seven thematic sections: the interdisciplinary theory of politics and performance; performativity and theatricality (protest, regulation, resistance, change, authority); identities (race, gender, sexuality, class, citizenship, indigeneity); sites (states, borders, markets, law, religion); scripts (accountability, authority and legitimacy, security, ceremony, sustainability); body, voice, and gesture (representation, leadership, participation, rhetoric, disruption); and affect (media, care, love empathy, comedy, populism, memory).