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  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present [2 volumes]by José Blanco F.; Valerie Hewitt; Ann Kellogg; Scott Leff; Lynn Payne; Amy Peterson; Heather Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 191.00

    Find out what we wore and why we wore it in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing in American History-Twentieth Century to the Present . This fascinating reference set provides two levels of information: descriptions of styles of clothes that Americans have worn and, as important, why they wore those types of clothes. With volume one covering 1900-1949... more...

  • The Politics of Dress in Somali Cultureby Heather M. Akou

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... more...

  • Women's Costume of the Near and Middle Eastby Jennifer M. Scarce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social... more...

  • Arab dressby Y.K. Stillman; N.A. Stillman

    BRILL 2003; US$ 181.00

    A scholar of history, Near Eastern languages, and women's studies (U. of Oklahoma), Yedida (1946-98) was considered an expert on the history of clothing of the Arab world, both Muslim and Jewish, from medieval to modern times. This book was over three-quarters finished when she died, and her partner and collaborator Norman (history, U. of Oklahoma) more...

  • Berliner Chicby Susan Ingram; Leen d?Haenens; Katrina Sark

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 32.00

    Since becoming the capital of reunited Germany, Berlin has had a dose of global money and international style added to its already impressive cultural veneer. Once home to emperors and dictators, peddlers and spies, it is now a fashion showplace that attracts the young and hip. This gripping history follows Berlin chic through a host of historical... more...

  • Clothing through American History: The British Colonial Eraby Kathleen Staples; Madelyn Shaw

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00

    Clothing through American History: The British Colonial Era presents, in six chapters, a description of all aspects of dress in British colonial America, including the social and historical background of British America, and covering men's, women's, and children's garments. The book shows how dress reflected and evolved with life in British colonial... more...

  • Colonial Clothesby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • Colonial Clothesby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life, from people and clothing to homes and food. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and... more...

  • The Dandyby Nigel Rodgers; Stephen Calloway

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 21.86

    The 'Dandy' is not just an elaborately or even well-dressed man "nor is he an exclusively English phenomenon. He is something far more universal and intriguing. The Dandy's place in history is assured. Not because Dandies have made any major contributions to politics, economics or warfare, but because they were, and continue to be, figures of huge... more...

  • Die Wissenschaften der Modeby Gudrun M. König; Gabriele Mentges; Michael R. Müller

    transcript 2015; US$ 20.98

    Ein Buch über die Modernität der Mode: Während eine Modewissenschaft an deutschsprachigen Universitäten bis heute nicht etabliert wurde, haben sich gleichwohl verschiedene Disziplinen wie Germanistik, Soziologie, Kulturwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte und Europäische Ethnologie immer wieder der Mode als Forschungsgegenstand zugewandt. Dieser Band initiiert... more...