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The Cheongsam
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 96

The Cheongsam

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-12-21
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  • Publisher: OUP China

This book documents the history and development of the cheongsam, the close-fitting dress which was the most popular single garment worn by Chinese women during the 20th century, and inlcudes discussions of issues of manufacture, design, style, and gender and cultural identity.

Fashion and Everyday Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Fashion and Everyday Life

Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life. Looking historically for the imprint of fashion within everyday routines such as going to work or shopping, or in leisure activities like dancing, the book identifies the 'fashion system of the ordinary', in which clothing has a distinct role in the making of self and identity. Exploring the period from 1890 to 2010, the study is located in London and New York, cities that emerged as as socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, as well as increasingly fashionable. The book re-focuses fashion discourse away from well-trod...

Design Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 658

Design Studies

  • Categories: Art

Design Studies: A Reader is the ideal entry point for any student who wants to understand the many complex roles of design--as process, product, function, symbol, and use. Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, the reader brings together over 70 key texts. The essays are presented in themed sections covering history, methods, theory, visuality, identity, consumption, labor, industrialization, new technology, sustainability, and globalization. Each section is separately introduced and each concluded with a guide to further reading. Authors include: Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Rayner Banham, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Cheryl Buckley, Michel de Certeau, Margaret Cr...

Textile Printing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Textile Printing

  • Categories: Art

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Jet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 66

Jet

  • Type: Magazine
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  • Published: 2000-08-14
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

A Complete Geology of Stoke-on-Trent
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 14

A Complete Geology of Stoke-on-Trent

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1983
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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American Women’s Track and Field, 1981–2000
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 527

American Women’s Track and Field, 1981–2000

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-11-20
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  • Publisher: McFarland

In 1895 the Vassar College Athletic Association ignored the constraints placed on women athletes of that era and held its first-ever women’s field day, featuring competition in five track and field events. Soon colleges across the country were offering women the opportunity to compete. Much has changed for collegiate track and field programs over time, particularly in recent years. A full program of distance events was added to the 1984 Olympic’s schedule culminating in the marathon; by the year 2000, women were throwing the hammer, running the steeplechase, triple jumping and pole vaulting. Today, many await the replacement of the heptathlon with the decathlon—when this change occurs,...

Jet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

Jet

  • Type: Magazine
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  • Published: 2004-08-16
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

The Fabric of Cultures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

The Fabric of Cultures

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-06-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Fashion is both public and private, material and symbolic, always caught within the lived experience and providing an incredible tool to study culture and history. The Fabric of Cultures examines the impact of fashion as a manufacturing industry and as a culture industry that shapes the identities of nations and cities in a cross-cultural perspective, within a global framework. The collected essays investigate local and global economies, cultures and identities and the book offers for the first time, a wide spectrum of case studies which focus on a diversity of geographical spaces and places, from global capitals of fashion such as New York, to countries less known or identifiable for fashion such as contemporary Greece and soviet Russia. Highly illustrated and including essays from all over the world, The Fabric of Cultures provides a comprehensive survey of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on fashion, identity and globalisation.

River's End
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

River's End

When Anna Larson's granddaughter Sarah finds her independence, she travels away from all that is familiar, but when she returns to Shining Waters, three generations of family heartbreak and disappointments converge and Sarah finds God right in the center of it all. Original.