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Slaves to fashion : black dandyism and the styling of black diasporic identity

Author: Monica L Miller
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2009.
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"Clothes make the manand other intergendered subjectivitiesin this stimulating study of the social meaning of fashion in the black community. Barnard English professor Miller surveys the history of sartorial style and flamboyance among black dandies and the cultural responses, both fascinated and alarmed, they have provoked. She paints a broad and teeming panorama: the 18th-century English dandy whose stylishness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica L Miller
ISBN: 9780822345855 0822345854 9780822346036 0822346036
OCLC Number: 317778206
Description: xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Stylin' out --
Mungo Macaroni : the slavish swell --
Crimes of fashion : dressing the part from slavery to freedom --
W.E.B. du Bois's "different" diasporic race man --
"Passing fancies" : dandyism, harlem modernism, and the politics of visuality --
"You look beautiful like that" : black dandyism and the visual histories of black cosmopolitanism.
Responsibility: Monica L. Miller.

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A work on the history of black dandyism. It examines the pivotal role that style has played in the politics and aesthetics of African diasporic identity formation.  Read more...

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