Dress and Ideology: Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Dress and Ideology: Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present


Dress and type are robust visible technique of speaking ideology, even if political, social or non secular. From the communist values of equality, simplicity and cohesion exemplified within the Mao go well with to the myriad of favor protests of feminists reminiscent of French innovative women's call for to put on trousers, gown can represent ideological orthodoxy in addition to insurrection.

With contributions from quite a lot of foreign students, this ebook offers the 1st scholarly research of gown and beliefs via available case stories. Chapters are equipped thematically and discover gown relating to themes together with country, identification, faith, politics and utopias, throughout a powerful chronological succeed in from antiquity to the current day.

Dress & Ideology will attract scholars and students of style, historical past, sociology, cultural stories, politics and gender studies.

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