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Tozzer Library

Bibliography for "These Shoes Were Made for ... Walking?"

Selection of Books and Articles on Shoes, primarily in English, in Tozzer and other Harvard Libraries (check HOLLIS Catalog for locations)

Traditional Shoes

In keeping with its long-standing emphasis on the indigenous peoples of the world as represented in the published record, Tozzer Library contains a wealth of literature on moccasins, sandals, mukluks and other forms of traditional footwear. Studies may be ethnographic or archaeological.

Baghli, Ouahiba. Chaussures Traditionnelles Algeriennes. Alger: SNED, 1977. (Documents du Centre de Recherches Anthropologiques Préhistoriques et Ethnographiques 2.)

Buys, Cunera and Jarich Oosten, editors. Braving the Cold; Continuity and Change in Arctic Clothing. Leiden: Research School CNWS, 1997.

Burgesse, J.A. “Snow shoes,” The Beaver 271: 24-28. Mar, 1941.

Clayton-Gouthro, Cecile M. Patterns in Transition: Moccasin Production and Ornamentation of the Janvier Band Chipewyan . Hull , Quebec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1994. (Canadian Ethnology Service, Paper no. 127.)

Deegan, Ann Cordy. “Anasazi Sandal Features: their Research Value and Identification,” Kiva 61: 57-69. 1995.

Geib, Phil R. “Sandal Types and Archaic Prehistory on the Colorado Plateau,” American Antiquity 65(3): 509-524. 2000.

Goubitz, Olaf. “Eight Exceptional Medieval Shoes from the Netherlands ,” Berichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek 42: 425-44. 1996/97.

Hald, Margrethe. An Archaeological-Ethnological Study Based Upon Shoe Finds from the Jutland Peninsula . Copenhagen , Nationalmuseet, Eksp.: Gyldendal, 1972. (Publications of the National Museum . Archaeological-Historical Series 1, v.13.)

Hatt, Gudmund. Moccasins and Their Relation to Arctic Footwear. Lancaster, PA: New Era Printing Co.: Published for the American Anthropological Association, 1916.

(Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association 3: 147-250.)

Hays-Gilpin, Kelley Ann, Ann Cordy Deegan and Elizabeth Ann Morris. Prehistoric Sandals from Northeastern Arizona; the Earl H. Horris and Ann Axtell Morris Research.

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1998. (Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona 62.)

Jules, Sarah and Jann L.M. Bailey. Making an Impression: Contemporary Moccasins of the Shuswa . Kamloops , B.C.: Kamloops Art Gallery , 1997.

Myers, Thomas P. “Examination of Central Plains Moccasins: Evidence of Adaptation to a Reservation Economy,” Plains Anthropologist 32(115): 29-71.

Oakes, Jill and Rick Riewe. Our Boots: an Inuit Women’s Art. London: Thames & Hudson , 1996.

Oakes, Jill and Rick Riewe. Spirit of Siberia: Traditional Native Life, Clothing and Footwear. Vancouver; Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, in association with the Bata Shoe Museum, 1998.

Salwen, Bert. “The Introduction of Leather Footgear in the Pueblo Area,” Ethnohistory 7(3): 206-238. 1960.

Thayer, B.W. “Additional Arapaho Moccasin Characteristics,” The Minnesota Archaeologist 8(2): 31-40. Apr. 1942.

Thompson, Judy. Pride of the Indian Wardrobe: Northern Athapaskan Footwear.

Toronto; Buffalo: Published for the Bata Shoe Museum by University of Toronto Press, 1990.

Turner, R.C. “Bog Body and its Shoes from Amcotts, Lincolnshire,” Antiquaries Journal 72: 76-90. 1992.

Webber, Alika Podolinsky. North American Indian and Eskimo Footwear: a Typology and Glossary. Toronto: Bata Shoe Museum, 1989.

Wildschut, William. “Moccasin Bundle of the Crows,” Indian Notes. Museum of the American Indian 3(3): 201-205. 1926.

Wissler, Clark. “Distribution of Moccasin Decorations Among the Plains Tribes,” Anthropological Papers, AmericanMuseum of Natural History. 29: 1-23. 1927.

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High Fashion

Caovilla, Paola Buratto. Shoes: Objects of Art and Seduction. Milano: Skira, 1998.

Probert, Christina. Shoes in Vogue Since 1910. New York: Abbeville, 1981.

Steele, Valerie. Shoes: a Lexicon of Style. London: Scriptum, 1998.

Trasko, Mary. Heavenly Soles: Extraordinary Twentieth-Century Shoes. New York: Abbeville, 1989.

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Bound Feet

Broadwin, Julie. “Walking Contradictions: Chinese Women Unbound at the Turn of the Century,” Journal of Historical Sociology 10(4): 418-443. Dec., 1997.

Gamble, Sidney D. “The Disappearance of Foot-Binding in Tingshien,” American Journal of Sociology 49(2): 181-183.

Gates, Hill. “Footloose in Fujian : Economic Correlates of Footbinding,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 43(1): 130-148.

Hong, Fan. Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom: the Liberation of Women’s Bodies in Modern China. London; Portland OR: Frank Cass, 1997.

Jackson, Beverly . Splendid Slippers; a Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1997.

Ko, Dorothy. “The Body as Attire: Shifting Meanings of Footbinding in Seventeenth

Century China ,” Journal of Women’s History 8(4): 8-27. 1997.

______________. Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001

Levy, Howard S. Chinese Footbinding: the History of a Curious Erotic Custom. New York : W. Rawls, 1966.

Roberts, Glenn and Valerie Steele. “Golden lotus: a Collection of Chinese Bound Foot Shoes,” Arts of Asia 27(2): 69-85. Mar.- Apr. 1997.

Turner, Christena L. “Locating Footbinding: Variations Across Class and Space in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century China,” Journal of Historical Sociology 10(4): 444-479. Dec. 1997.

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On Historical and Social Aspects of Footwear and Other Dress Around the World

Benstock, Shari and Suzanne Ferris, editors. Footnotes: on Shoes. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Gorbold, Roland. “Shoes of Asia ,” Asia ; Journal of the American Asiatic Society 21: 526- 531+. 1921.

Goubitz, Olaf. Stepping Through Time: Archaeological Footwear from Prehistoric Times until 1800. Zwolle, Netherlands: Stichting Promotie Archeologie, 2001.

Horniman Museum . Feet of Ingenuity: a Catalogue of Footwear from the Ethnographic Collections of the Horniman Museum . London : Horniman Museum , 1993.

Jain-Neubauer, Jutta. Feet & Footwear in Indian Culture. Toronto; Ahmedabad, India:

Bata Shoe Museum in association with Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2000.

Ledger, Florence E. Put Your Foot Down: a Treatise on the History of Shoes. Melksham, Wiltshire, U.K.: C. Venton, 1985.

Mitchell, Louise, with Lindie Ward. Stepping Out; Three Centuries of Shoes. Sidney: Powerhouse Publishing, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, 1997.

Rexford, Nancy E. Women’s Shoes in America , 1795-1930 . Kent , OH : Kent State University Press, 2000.

Wright, Thomas. The Romance of the Shoe, Being the History of Shoemaking in All Ages, Especially in England and Scotland. London, J.C. Farncombe & Sons, Ltd., 1922.

For additional resources, search HOLLIS Catalog or other indexes for these subjects:Shoes, Moccasins, Sandals, Footbinding, Footwear, Boots

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