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The Resource Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente

Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente

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Dress casual : how college students redefined American style
Title
Dress casual
Title remainder
how college students redefined American style
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Clemente
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As Deirdre Clemente shows in this lively history of fashion on American college campuses, whether it's jeans and sneakers or khakis with a polo shirt, chances are college kids made it cool. The modern casual American wardrobe, Clemente argues, was born in the classrooms, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and gyms of universities and colleges across the country. As young people gained increasing social and cultural clout during the early twentieth century, their tastes transformed mainstream fashion from collared and corseted to comfortable. From east coast to west and from the Ivy League to historically black colleges and universities, changing styles reflected new ways of defining the value of personal appearance, and, by extension, new possibilities for creating one's identity. The pace of change in fashion options, however, was hardly equal. Race, class, and gender shaped the adoption of casual style, and young women faced particular backlash both from older generations and from their male peers. Nevertheless, as coeds fought dress codes and stereotypes, they joined men in pushing new styles beyond the campus, into dance halls, theaters, homes, and workplaces. Thanks to these shifts, today's casual style provides a middle ground for people of all backgrounds, redefining the meaning of appearance in American culture. "--
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Clemente, Deirdre
Dewey number
378.1/98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA229
LC item number
.C52 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
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  • College students
  • Fashion
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1116/2847357/image/lgcover.9781469614076.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the pubic eye -- On the campus -- In the dorm -- On a date -- In the gym
Control code
2013041142
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781469614076
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1116/2847357/image/lgcover.9781469614076.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the pubic eye -- On the campus -- In the dorm -- On a date -- In the gym
Control code
2013041142
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781469614076
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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