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Author Traxler, Rika, author.
Title Clothing the un-clothed : the evolution of dance costumes in Tahiti and Rarotonga / by Rika Traxler.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2011.

 Electronic Book  PN1657 .Z95 2011 T73eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xv, 127 pages) : photographs, illustrations, color + 1 video file (approximately 20 minutes).
Content Type two-dimensional moving image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
video file M4V
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-81).
Summary This thesis traces the evolution of the dance costumes of Tahiti located in French Polynesia, Rarotonga located in the Cook Islands and the evolution of costumes and clothing due to Protestant Christian missionary influence from 1797-1823, specifically by the LMS (London Missionary Society), and later, the revival due to tourism and globalization. The first part of this thesis consists of written research, while the other part consists of a performance based on the subject of the paper, and includes a documentary video of the performance along with photographs.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 10, 2012).
Subject Dance costume -- French Polynesia -- Tahiti (Island)
Clothing and dress -- French Polynesia -- Tahiti (Island)
Dance costume -- Cook Islands -- Rarotonga.
Clothing and dress -- Cook Islands -- Rarotonga.
London Missionary Society -- Influence -- 18th century.
London Missionary Society -- Influence -- 19th century.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Interdisciplinary Studies.
OCLC number 849911567