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  • Fashion and the Consumer Revolution in Contemporary Russiaby Olga Gurova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market and how ideal lifestyles portrayed in glossy magazines and other media have... more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 51.04

    The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy; a survey of the spread of silk cultivation to Europe before 1300; and a documentation of medieval colour terminology for desirable cloth.... more...

  • Mourning Dress (Routledge Revivals)by Lou Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1983, Mourning Dress chronicles the development of European and American mourning dress and etiquette from the middle ages to the present day, highlighting similarities and differences in practices between the different social strata. The result is a book which is not only of major importance to students of the history of dress... more...

  • The Nyonya Kebayaby Datin Seri

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 45.00

    This longtime Malaysian fashion icon was originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely, embroidered, translucent blouse, fastened with a set of chained brooches and worn with a matching hand-drawn batik sarong. Sheer, romantic,... more...

  • Sex and Unisexby Jo B. Paoletti

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry... more...

  • Wasted Livesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity. As long as large parts of the world remained... more...

  • The 1990sby Anne McEvoy

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    From silk walking shorts to bike leathers to layered minidresses to stretch-velvet jump suits, the 1990s represented a period of fun, innovative clothing styles that could be sold at affordable prices for the average person. This volume recounts the history of fashion as it threaded its way through this exciting era. more...

  • The Civil Warby Karen Taschek

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, "The Civil War" gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts... more...

  • Clothing through American History: The Federal Era through Antebellum, 1786?1860by Ann Wass; Michelle Fandrich

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00

    Authors Ann Buermann Wass and Michelle Webb Fandrich provide information on fabrics, materials, and manufacturing; a discussion of levels of society, daily life, and dress; and the types of clothes worn by men, women, and children, including American Indians and enslaved people. The authors have painstakingly researched such primary sources as... more...

  • Dressing for the Culture Warsby Betty Luther Hillman

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 40.00

    Style of dress has always been a way for Americans to signify their politics, but perhaps never so overtly as in the 1960s and 1970s. Whether participating in presidential campaigns or Vietnam protests, hair and dress provided a powerful cultural tool for social activists to display their politics to the world and became both the cause and a symbol... more...