Dress and Gender

This volume addresses the relationship between gender and dress, opening up fascinating aspects by covering a great variety of ethnographic areas reaching from Asia, Europe and Africa to North and South America.

Dress and Gender

Author: Ruth Barnes

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9780854968657

Page: 293

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Dress is one of the most significant markers of gender identity, yet is only rarely explored in depth. This volume addresses the relationship between gender and dress, opening up fascinating aspects by covering a great variety of ethnographic areas reaching from Asia, Europe and Africa to North and South America. The time span is equally wide-ranging and offers present-day material as well as studies based on historical data.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 1 Dress Gender

The first in a five volume set, this book reestablishes dress as a foundational context for crossdressing.

Crossdressing in Context  Vol  1 Dress   Gender

Author: Gregory G. Bolich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615156339

Page: 310

View: 893

The first in a five volume set, this book reestablishes dress as a foundational context for crossdressing. This major study demonstrates the interplay between sex, gender, and clothes, especially as these relate to transgender behaviors, of which crossdressing is the best-known.

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru

I center on the Witite in order to analyze how gender is performed. Why do men
wear polleras? is the central question here. By playing this character, men
neither pretend to be women nor aim to persuade anyone that they are women.
Rather ...

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru

Author: Blenda Femenías

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292782047

Page: 384

View: 492

Set in Arequipa during Peru's recent years of crisis, this ethnography reveals how dress creates gendered bodies. It explores why people wear clothes, why people make art, and why those things matter in a war-torn land. Blenda Femenías argues that women's clothes are key symbols of gender identity and resistance to racism. Moving between metropolitan Arequipa and rural Caylloma Province, the central characters are the Quechua- and Spanish-speaking maize farmers and alpaca herders of the Colca Valley. Their identification as Indians, whites, and mestizos emerges through locally produced garments called bordados. Because the artists who create these beautiful objects are also producers who carve an economic foothold, family workshops are vital in a nation where jobs are as scarce as peace. But ambiguity permeates all practices shaping bordados' significance. Femenías traces contemporary political and ritual applications, not only Caylloma's long-standing and violent ethnic conflicts, to the historical importance of cloth since Inca times. This is the only book about expressive culture in an Andean nation that centers on gender. In this feminist contribution to ethnography, based on twenty years' experience with Peru, including two years of intensive fieldwork, Femenías reflects on the ways gender shapes relationships among subjects, research, and representation.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 1 Dress Gender

Crossdressing in Context  Vol  1 Dress   Gender

Author: Gregory G. Bolich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615156339

Page: 310

View: 476

The first in a five volume set, this book reestablishes dress as a foundational context for crossdressing. This major study demonstrates the interplay between sex, gender, and clothes, especially as these relate to transgender behaviors, of which crossdressing is the best-known.

Fashioning the Body Politic

Fashion is often thought of as a matter of personal taste, completely unconnected with the public domain of political life and citizenship. This book reveals that fashion has played a significant role in political participation and protest.

Fashioning the Body Politic

Author: Wendy Parkins

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859735879

Page: 260

View: 441

Fashion is often thought of as a matter of personal taste, completely unconnected with the public domain of political life and citizenship. This book reveals that fashion has played a significant role in political participation and protest.

Dress Gender and Cultural Change

Illustrated throughout, this book examines the events within the Hmong American community to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth.

Dress  Gender and Cultural Change

Author: Annette Lynch

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859739792

Page: 126

View: 390

Illustrated throughout, this book examines the events within the Hmong American community to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth.

Dress Gender Crossdressing in Context

How is crossdressing related to gender and dress? The Short Answer: In this
answer our goal is an integrated comprehension of crossdressing in light of what
we have learned about dress, gender, and sex. We have seen how complicated ...

Dress   Gender  Crossdressing in Context

Author: Gregory G. Bolich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615167675

Page: 320

View: 767

The first in a five volume set, this book reestablishes dress as a foundational context for crossdressing. This major study demonstrates the interplay between sex, gender, and clothes, especially as these relate to transgender behaviors, of which crossdressing is the best-known.

Fashion and Its Social Agendas

An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do?

Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Author: Diana Crane

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924831

Page: 304

View: 955

It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

Crossing Gender Boundaries

This volume presents a collection of the most recent knowledge on the relationship between gender and fashion in historical and contemporary contexts.

Crossing Gender Boundaries

Author: Andrew Reilly

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1789381150

Page:

View: 973

This volume presents a collection of the most recent knowledge on the relationship between gender and fashion in historical and contemporary contexts. Through fourteen essays divided into three segments – how dress creates, disrupts and transcends gender – the chapters investigate gender issues through the lens of fashion. Crossing Gender Boundaries first examines how clothing has been, and continues to be, used to create and maintain the binary gender division that has come to permeate Western and westernized cultures. Next, it explores how dress can be used to contest and subvert binary gender expectations, before a final section that considers the meaning of gender and how dress can transcend it, focusing on unisex and genderless clothing. The essays consider how fashion can both constrict and free gender expression, explore the ways dress and gender are products of one other and illuminate the construction of gender through social norms. Readers will find that through analysis of the relationship between gender and fashion, they gain a better understanding of the world around them.

The Clothes that Wear Us

Throughout the collection, there is an emphasis on the ways in which clothing could function to appropriate, explore, subvert, and assert alternative identities and possibilities."--BOOK JACKET.

The Clothes that Wear Us

Author: Jessica Munns

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136722

Page: 362

View: 104

Throughout the collection, there is an emphasis on the ways in which clothing could function to appropriate, explore, subvert, and assert alternative identities and possibilities."--BOOK JACKET.

The Woman in the Red Dress

"Graceful and impassioned, The Woman in the Red Dress offers important new approaches to narratives about father-daughter incest as well as stories that contaminate the myth of home as a safe space and map a geography of sexual violence, ...

The Woman in the Red Dress

Author: Minrose Gwin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252027321

Page: 219

View: 875

"Graceful and impassioned, The Woman in the Red Dress offers important new approaches to narratives about father-daughter incest as well as stories that contaminate the myth of home as a safe space and map a geography of sexual violence, victimization, and survival. Gwin situates her analysis of fiction such as Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina, and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres within contemporary debates concerning survivor discourse, theories of domestic space, and issues of race and class. She also explores books - such as Hulme's The Bone People - that enter a murky and liminal queer space in which gender itself travels and the most claustrophic physical and social spaces can unexpectedly unhinge and open.".

Japanese Fashion Cultures

Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender ...

Japanese Fashion Cultures

Author: Masafumi Monden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472586735

Page: 216

View: 746

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.

Mexican American Women Dress and Gender

For this purpose and, claiming the sociological power of photographs as a representation of precise sociohistorical moments, this work analyzes several photographs of women of said groups; with the aim of proving the relevance of "other" ...

Mexican American Women  Dress and Gender

Author: Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780367671563

Page: 120

View: 734

Mexican American women have endured several layers of discrimination deriving from a strong patriarchal tradition and a difficult socioeconomic and cultural situation within the US ethnic and class organization. However, there have been groups of women who have defied their fates at different times and in diverse forms. Mexican American Women, Dress, and Gender observes how Pachucas, Chicanas, and Cholas have used their body image (dress, hairstyle, and body language) as a political tool of deviation and attempts to measure the degree of intentionality in said oppositional stance. For this purpose and, claiming the sociological power of photographs as a representation of precise sociohistorical moments, this work analyzes several photographs of women of said groups; with the aim of proving the relevance of "other" body images in expressing gender and ethnic identification, or disidentification from the mainstream norm. Proposing a diachronic, comparative approach to young Mexican American women, this monograph will appeal to students and researchers interested in Chicano History, Race and Ethnic Studies, American History, Feminism, and Gender Studies.

The Sources Rhetoric and Gender of Artistic Dress

Throughout the work, the relationship between Artistic Dress and the fin-de-siecle fashion industry, which eventually absorbed Artistic Dress, is examined.

The Sources  Rhetoric  and Gender of Artistic Dress

Author: Jennifer Ann Barrows

Publisher: ProQuest

ISBN: 9781109222753

Page: 213

View: 808

This study of clothing designed by artists covers Western Europe between 1890 and 1912. The work argues for the consideration of artists' attempts to create beautiful clothing outside the fashion industry as a pan-European movement rather than an individual or regional interest. An examination of the written explanations by designers and their visual sources results in the establishment of three camps of Artistic Dress, one allied with the current art nouveau movement, one an extension of the Reform movement, and a third related to the independence of women. In a study of the relationship of Artistic Dress to gender ideals of the period, a clear distinction between the male architects and female artists and designers who participated in the movement emerges. While the men often made clothing that reinforced contemporary ideals, the women used clothing design to both conform to and reject the feminine ideals. Throughout the work, the relationship between Artistic Dress and the fin-de-siecle fashion industry, which eventually absorbed Artistic Dress, is examined.

The Anthropology of Dress and Fashion

From classic ethnographies of dress to cutting-edge contemporary research tracing the global circulation of clothing today, this comprehensive volume maps out this vibrant field of study's shifting preoccupations, theoretical innovations, ...

The Anthropology of Dress and Fashion

Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781474282567

Page: 448

View: 144

Anthropologists have examined how diverse human populations modify and dress their bodies since the earliest days of the discipline. The Anthropology of Dress and Fashion: A Reader is the first authoritative anthology of the seminal writings of anthropologists studying clothing and fashion. From classic ethnographies of dress to cutting-edge contemporary research tracing the global circulation of clothing today, this comprehensive volume maps out this vibrant field of study's shifting preoccupations, theoretical innovations, and traditional and experimental methodologies. Comprised of over 40 curated extracts from the work of leading international scholars from Jonathan Friedman to Katherine Frank, the reader is divided into themed sections, each with an introduction and guide to further reading. With each extract introduced and contextualised, the reader will be an essential resource for students and scholars of fashion studies, social and cultural anthropology, material culture, sociology and related fields.

Crossdressing in Context Vol 1 Dress Gender

Crossdressing in Context  Vol  1 Dress   Gender

Author: Gregory G. Bolich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615156339

Page: 310

View: 789

The first in a five volume set, this book reestablishes dress as a foundational context for crossdressing. This major study demonstrates the interplay between sex, gender, and clothes, especially as these relate to transgender behaviors, of which crossdressing is the best-known.

Dress and Ethnicity

From African-American women's headwraps to beauty pageants in Swaziland, this absorbing book explores ethnicity through the frequently noticed but less often analyzed human phenomenon of dress.

Dress and Ethnicity

Author: Regents' Professor Emerita Joanne B Eicher

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859730034

Page: 316

View: 724

From African-American women's headwraps to beauty pageants in Swaziland, this absorbing book explores ethnicity through the frequently noticed but less often analyzed human phenomenon of dress. The authors -- ethnographers, folklorists, and textile scholars -- present case studies from around the world to illustrate their different theoretical frameworks and assumptions. In considering how the body is modified and supplemented they discuss not only garments and accessories but also hairstyles and cosmetics.