Living History: Bound Feet Women of China

Living History: Bound Feet Women of China


Publisher: Self-published


Anthropologist and photographer Jo Farrell's publicationLiving History: Bound Feet Women of Chinadocuments the disappearing custom offoot-bindingamongst the remaining women of China with bound feet. Thepublication contains portraits of 50 women alongside personal accounts of their memories and stories recorded during Farrell's research. Also included is an in-depth introduction into Farrell's research and passion in documenting these women providing an insightful look into ideals of beauty that are specifically emplaced on women, commenting on both on contemporary practices of bodily modification through looking at the past.

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