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Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion. The United States and Canada

Phyllis G. Tortora (Editor)
The United States and Canada provides a comprehensive overview of North American dress. This volume explores the region's varied terrains and climates and how they have contributed to the emergence of vastly different sartorial styles, from cowboy dress and blue jeans to snowgoggles and carnival costume. The splendid dress cultures and heritages of First Nation Peoples and African Americans are covered in depth, together with their influence on mainstream fashion. Hispanic and Jewish cultural traditions are also fully explored, while "Snapshots" provide briefer overviews of the dress practices of a surprising range of cultural and social groups in the region, from the Amish to drag queens. The importance of the North American fashion industry, both past and present, is highlighted, as are major influences that continue to shape trends worldwide, such as the Hollywood film industry and rock music
Website, English, 2010
Berg, Oxford, 2010
1 online resource : illustrations (colour)
9781847888525, 1847888526
Print version :
Encyclopedia Preface Preface to the United States and Canada
Part 1: Overview of Dress and Fashion in the United States and Canada The Geographic and Cultural Region, Phyllis G. Tortora Evidence about Dress of Indigenous People: United States Territory, Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff SNAPSHOT: Prehistoric Moccasins Evidence about Dress of Indigenous People: Canadian Territory, Mich le Hayeur Smith Evidence about Dress in the United States, Jean L. Druesedow Evidence about Dress in Canada, Christina Bates PART 2: Fashion in the United States and Canada Introduction to Fashion, Phyllis G. Tortora Tradition and Fashion, Elizabeth D. Lowe Types and Properties of Fashionable Dress, Phyllis G. Tortora SNAPSHOT: Jeans, Phyllis G. Tortora Regional Differences in Dress and Fashion, Nancy O. Bryant The Textile Industry, Sara J. Kadolph and Sara B. Marcketti The Pattern Industry, Carol Anne Dickson The Garment Industry and Retailing in the United States, Rob Schorman Fashion Designers, Seamstresses, and Tailors, Cynthia Amn us Textile and Apparel Industries at the Turn of the Millennium, Kitty G. Dickerson The Garment Industry and Retailing in Canada, Cynthia Cooper Writing about Fashions, Sandra Stansbery Buckland Shoes and Shoemaking, Elizabeth Semmelhack SNAPSHOT: Hosiery, Nan H. Mutnick Accessories of Dress, Celia Stall-Meadows The Jewelry Industry, Carol Anne Dickson SNAPSHOT: Hawaiian Jewelry Antifashion, Susan B. Kaiser and Ryan Looysen SNAPSHOT: Beats and the Beat Generation SNAPSHOT: Lesbian Looks SNAPSHOT: Zoot Suiters Body and Dress, Angela Durante and Jenny Ellison Body Art, Ther sa M. Winge Dress Reform, Patricia A. Cunningham Ecological Issues in Dress, Jana M. Hawley PART 3: Demographic and Social Influences on Dress Introduction to Demographic and Social Influences, Phyllis G. Tortora Children and Adolescents in the United States, Jo Barraclough Paoletti SNAPSHOT: The Fauntleroy Plague Aging, Nora M. MacDonald Gender, Susan O. Michelman and Kimberly Miller-Spillman Class, Elizabeth D. Lowe Functional Dress, Susan M. Watkins SNAPSHOT: Mobility in Pressurized Garments SNAPSHOT: Textile Design and Functional Dress Dress for Rites of Passage, Annette Lynch Influence of the Arts, Jo Ann C. Stabb Film, Patricia Campbell Warner Masquerade Dress, Cynthia Cooper Television, Patricia A. Cunningham Music and Dress in the United States, Ther sa M. Winge Music and Dress in Canada, Martha Ladly Uniforms as Work Dress for Civilians and Military, Thomas S. Abler SNAPSHOT: Canada's North West Mounted Police in London, 1897 Conventional Work Dress and Casual Work Dress, Colleen Gau Dress for Recreational Sports and Professional Sports, Susan L. Sokolowski Dress for Avocational and Historic-Site Reenacting, Mitchell D. Strauss Leisure, Jean L. Parsons Health, Jane Farrell-Beck Care of Dress, Patricia Campbell Warner SNAPSHOT: Wash Day at Mount Holyoke Seminary PART 4: North American Indian/First Nation Peoples Introduction to the North American Indian and First Nation Peoples, Phyllis G. Tortora Shared and Unique Traditions and Practices, Joyce M. Szabo The Arctic, Birgit Pauksztat SNAPSHOT: Snow Goggles The Subarctic, Judy Thompson The Northwest Coast, Kathryn B. Bunn-Marcuse SNAPSHOT: History of the Graduation Button Blanket, Sandra Price California, David W. Rickman The Plateau, Steven L. Grafe The Great Basin, Catherine S. Fowler The Southwest, Nancy J. Parezo The Plains, Adriana Greci Green The Northeast, Linda Welters SNAPSHOT: Twined Bags The Southeast, Jason Baird Jackson Influence of North American Indian and First Nations Dress on Mainstream Fashion, Pamela C. Baker and Phyllis G. Tortora SNAPSHOT: One First Nations Fashion Designer's Journey PART 5: Cultural Groups in the United States and Canada Introduction to Cultural Groups, Phyllis G. Tortora Western Wear, Laurel Wilson Religion and Dress, Phyllis G. Tortora SNAPSHOT: Identity and Gender in Traditional Jewish Dress, Eric K. Silverman SNAPSHOT: Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, and Brethren, Jean L. Druesedow SNAPSHOT: Quakers and Shakers, Beverly Gordon SNAPSHOT: Old Believers, Phyllis G. Tortora Utopian and Intentional Communities, Heather Van Wormer Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Persons, Andrew Reilly Antebellum African Americans, Helen Bradley Foster Immigrants Encounter North American Dress, Linda Welters SNAPSHOT: Dress of Norwegian Americans SNAPSHOT: Acadians, Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff American Immigrants of West European Origin, Judy Zaccagnini Flynn SNAPSHOT: Aprons African American, Gwendolyn S. O'Neal Caribbean Islanders, Jos Blanco F. Asian American, Usha Chowdhary Hispanic and Latino American, Josephine M. Moreno SNAPSHOT: Jennifer Lopez SNAPSHOT: The Hispanic and Latino Zoot Suit Dress in Hawai'i since 1898, Linda Boynton Arthur Middle Eastern, Mary H. Farahnakian Index
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