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Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice (Paperback)

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Through 12 case studies, dress history scholars from Australia, Brazil, the UK, Canada, and India describe research in dress history, particularly the dress of those who have been marginalized due to ethnicity, geography, gender, or social position. They examine the historiography of dress history, then the dress of transported convicts and emancipists in 19th-century Tasmania; the dress of Afro-Brazilian slaves and their descendants in 18th and 19th-century Brazil; the sungudi sari textile in present-day India; Limerick gloves in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; garments that once belonged to a 19th-century Ethiopian queen; ordinary British women's clothing choices in the present day; the role of dress for housewives in 1950s and 1960s rural England; dress at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; London couturier Norman Hartnell; dress and textiles made by Raymond Duncan; 19th-century ideals of dress reform; and the contested status of fashion for British second-wave feminists. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The field of dress history has experienced exponential growth over the past two decades. This in-depth investigation examines the expanding borders and porous boundaries of the discipline today, outlining key debates and showcasing the most exciting research.

With international case studies from a wide range of scholars, the volume encompasses work from a variety of historical periods from the late 18th century to the present day. Thematically structured, contributors examine, critique and expand the methodologies and sources used in fashion history, analyse how dress is collected, displayed and sold, and investigate clothing's meanings and uses in the practice of identity.

Exploring overlooked territories and new approaches to analysis, the book offers students and scholars a fresh appraisal of dress history in the 21st century.
Number of Pages: 215
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural, Social History, Customs + Traditions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 23987111
UPC: 9780857856401
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-5177
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