Fashioning the body politic : dress, gender, citizenship / edited by Wendy Parkins.

"Fashion is often thought of as a matter of personal taste. This book reveals that, from the French Revolution to Post-Revolutionary China, fashion has played a significant role in the political participation and protest." "How did "dressing up" in a variety of ways allow su...

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Other Authors: Parkins, Wendy
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Berg, 2002.
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Summary:"Fashion is often thought of as a matter of personal taste. This book reveals that, from the French Revolution to Post-Revolutionary China, fashion has played a significant role in the political participation and protest." "How did "dressing up" in a variety of ways allow suffragette women to perform unconventional forms of political protest? In what ways did the uniforms of scouts and guides function to erect gender, racial and religious boundaries? Following the ban on traditional clothing in Imperial Russia, how did Russians appropriate European fashions and ethnic costumes to fashion new identities for themselves? Using these and a wealth of other case studies, Fashioning the Body Politic offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between men, women and fashion and shows that the political domain has always been permeated with the cultural practices of dress, display and bodily performance."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xi, 260 p.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1859735878 (paper)
1859735827 (cloth)
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