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.

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru

This is the only book about expressive culture in an Andean nation that centers on gender.

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru

Author: Blenda Femenías

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292702639

Page: 368

View: 326

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

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: 601

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: 236

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.

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:

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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.

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: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN:

Page: 126

View: 557

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.

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: 238

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

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: 282

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: 320

"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.".

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: 0429656912

Page: 120

View: 362

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 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.

Dress Gender Crossdressing in Context

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

Dress   Gender  Crossdressing in Context

Author: Gregory G. Bolich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615167675

Page: 320

View: 558

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.

Early Christian Dress

Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity.

Early Christian Dress

Author: Kristi Upson-Saia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136655417

Page: 174

View: 431

Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians’ rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which notions of gender were culled and revised in the process. Although many scholars have argued that gender in late antiquity was a performed and embodied category, few have paid attention to the ways in which dress and physical appearances were implicated in the understanding of femininity and masculinity. This study addresses that gap, revealing the amount of sartorial work necessary to secure stable gender categories in the worlds of early Imperial pagans and late ancient Christians. This study analyzes several vigorous discussions and debates that arose over Christian women’s dress. It examines how Christians interpreted their dress—especially the dress of female ascetics—as evidence of Christianity’s advanced morality and piety, a morality and piety that was coded "masculine." Yet even Christian leaders who championed ascetic women’s ability to achieve a degree of virility in terms of their virtue and spiritual status were troubled when ascetics’ dress threatened to materially dissolve gender categories, difference, and hierarchies. In the end, the study enables us to gain a broader view of how gender was constructed, perceived, and contested in early Christianity.

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: 262

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.

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: 184

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.

The Culture of Sewing

Throughout its long history, homedressmaking has been a formative experience in the lives of millions of women. This volume is an account of the significance of homedressmaking as a form of American and European material culture.

The Culture of Sewing

Author: Nigel Rapport

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 350

View: 230

Throughout its long history, homedressmaking has been a formative experience in the lives of millions of women. This volume is an account of the significance of homedressmaking as a form of American and European material culture.

Undressing the Dress Codes

Because of this, the handbooks themselves served as the data for this study. The purpose of this work was to provide a comprehensive look into dress code policies to determine if said policies perpetuate gender inequality in education.

Undressing the Dress Codes

Author: Jaymie Arns

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 182

View: 976

Considered to be inherently sexual, the female body faces unique and disproportionate amounts of policing that their male peers do not (Whisner, 1982). In the educational setting, female students are required to take additional steps to ensure that they are not disrupting the learning environment at school (Glickman, 2016). These additional steps are laid out in educational policies like dress codes, which state the dress code rules, the rationales for those dress code rules, and the sanctions attached to dress code violations. Female bodies are unable to "automatically conform to standards based on male bodies that require a certain minimum level of skin coverage, ban certain parts of the body from exposure, or bans particular garments worn almost exclusively by women" (Glickman, 2016, p. 272). School dress codes aim to reduce disruption by removing the stimulus that is causing the distraction. However, when the distraction is the female body, girls are faced with the undue burden of conforming to gender restrictive dress codes that aim to desexualize their bodies by sexualizing them. The goal of this study was to examine 56 California high school handbooks to determine what the rationales for dress code policies are, what the sanctions attached to dress code violations are, and how many of the dress code rules target students based on their gender, race, and/or class. In order to obtain a substantial amount of data for the study, the researcher chose a qualitative content analysis of high school dress codes, without human subjects or testing. The researcher was primarily interested in the rhetoric used in high school student handbooks surrounding dress code policies and sanctions. Because of this, the handbooks themselves served as the data for this study. The purpose of this work was to provide a comprehensive look into dress code policies to determine if said policies perpetuate gender inequality in education. The use of qualitative content analysis provided the researcher with new insights surrounding dress code policies and increased their understanding of the policies in the greater social context (Krippendorff, 2013). Content analysis of the 56 California high school dress code policies found that the rules and rationales disproportionately target students based on their race and gender. The sanctions attached to dress code violations result in lost instruction time, which means that students are losing valuable learning time because of their appearance. Girls of color, boys of color, and white girls are further oppressed and marginalized through the dress code policies and enforcement of said policies. It is easy to think the solution to the problem is for students to just follow the rules, but as this study has demonstrated, the rules are quite subjective. According to the Natomas High School student handbook, "Administrators will use their own discretion in deciding what is disruptive to the educational environment" (p. 15). High school administrators, then, have the green light to write, create, and enforce dress code rules based on their own subjective views of what is disruptive to the learning environment. It is the researcher's conclusion that dress codes work to preserve the status quo and ensure that marginalized students remain oppressed.

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: 648

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 Magic Dress

I just wanted to go to a party.

The Magic Dress

Author: Jezabel Foxx

Publisher: Jezabel Foxx

ISBN:

Page:

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I just wanted to go to a party. Not being able to afford an expensive dress wasn’t about to stop me. At the local thrift store I found the most awesome, perfect dress that fit my body in ways I didn’t think possible. But the dress held a secret.

From the Dress up Corner to the Senior Prom

At the heart of this book, though, are the evocative stories from teachers, students, and parents that Bryan has listened to over the span of her career, providing a personal reality to complement the explorations of this comprehensive work ...

From the Dress up Corner to the Senior Prom

Author: Jennifer Bryan

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607099780

Page: 354

View: 905

Very few PreK-12 teachers are adequately trained to address the gender identity and sexual identity of their students in a developmentally-appropriate and pedagogically-sound manner. Yet responsible adults -- parents, educators, pre-service teachers, coaches, religious instructors, camp administrators and school counselors -- must help children navigate the inherently diverse, increasingly complex world of gender and sexuality in the 21st Century. From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom is a practical, forward thinking resource for anyone involved in educating children and adolescents. Jennifer Bryan takes readers into classrooms, administrative meetings, recess, parent conferences, and the annual pep rally to witness the daily manifestations of Gender and Sexuality Diversity at school. She provides a coherent framework for understanding what readers "see," and invites them to use a contemporary, heart/mind perspective as they consider the true developmental needs of all elementary, middle, and high school students. The book features thoughtful questions, models of dialogue, accessible lesson plans, and many pedagogical strategies. At the heart of this book, though, are the evocative stories from teachers, students, and parents that Bryan has listened to over the span of her career, providing a personal reality to complement the explorations of this comprehensive work.