Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia

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Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia

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The clothes we wear tell stories about us—and are often imbued with cultural meanings specific to our ethnic heritage. This concise A-to-Z encyclopedia explores 150 different and distinct items of ethnic dress, their history, and their cultural significance within the United States. The clothing artifacts documented here have been or are now regularly worn by Americans as everyday clothing, fashion, ethnic or religious identifiers, or style statements. They embody the cultural history of the United States and its peoples, from Native Americans, white Anglo colonists, and forcibly relocated black slaves to the influx of immigrants from around the world. Entries consider how dress items may serve as symbolic linkages to home country and family or worn as visible forms of opposition to dominant cultural norms. Taken together, they offer insight into the ethnic-based core ideologies, myths, and cultural codes that have played a role in the formation and continued story of the United States. -- Provided by the publisher

Keywords

Ethnic costume -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias; Clothing and dress -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias; Minorities -- Clothing -- United States -- Encyclopedias; United States -- Social life and customs Encyclopedias; History;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780759121485

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

City

Lanham, MD

Department

School of Applied Human Sciences

Comments

Annette Lynch (Editor)

Mitchell D. Strauss (Editor)

Object Description

x, 326 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

Language

EN

Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia

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