9781469629919-1469629917-Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style (Gender and American Culture)

Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style (Gender and American Culture)

ISBN-13: 9781469629919
ISBN-10: 1469629917
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Clemente, Deirdre
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469629919
ISBN-10: 1469629917
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Clemente, Deirdre
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Clemente, Deirdre wrote Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style (Gender and American Culture) comprising 208 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469629917 and 9781469629919. Since then Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style (Gender and American Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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