The Meanings Of Dress [TEXT]

The Meanings Of Dress [TEXT]

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Need a reader on the psycho-social and cultural significance of dress and of body decoration? Damhorst, Miller, and Michelman have assembled 86 readings in the following categories: the body in culture; dress as nonverbal communication and in human interaction; clothing pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and individualism; workclothes; raiment from infancy to adolescence to adulthood; fashion; religious habiliments; and attire and social change. Each chapter is introduced by one of the editors and followed by a learning activity. The readings or cartoons, reprinted from popular magazines, journals, newspapers, books, and advertisements, are followed by discussion questions. The last chapter prognosticates on the future of dress where such new influences as dress' impact on the environment and technology's impact on dress are becoming increasingly relevant. Especially suitable for high school and college levels. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, NY Fairchild Publications c1999
ISBN: 9781563671654
Characteristics: 562 p


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