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Dress codes : meanings and messages in American culture

Author: Ruth P Rubinstein
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An analysis of the meaning and relevance of clothing in American culture. The book presents 19th-century theories of clothing and an up-to-date analysis of the images of power and authority, gender,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rubinstein, Ruth P.
Dress codes.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1995
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth P Rubinstein
ISBN: 0813322820 9780813322827 0813322839 9780813322834
OCLC Number: 30975633
Description: xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Dress in Societal Discourse --
2. Nineteenth-Century Theories of Clothing --
3. New Institutional Patterns of Discourse --
4. Dressing the Public Self --
5. The Image of Power --
6. The Image of Authority --
7. Gender Images --
8. Seductive Images --
9. Wealth and Beauty --
10. Leisure and Political Hierarchy --
11. Commerce and Fashion --
12. Beauty as Perfection of Physical Form --
13. The Youth Ideal --
14. The Health Ideal --
15. Clothing Tie-Signs --
16. Clothing Tie-Symbols --
17. The Presidency and Contemporary Fashion --
18. The Personal Self.
Responsibility: Ruth P. Rubinstein.
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