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The Resource Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente

Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente

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Dress casual : how college students redefined American style
Title
Dress casual
Title remainder
how college students redefined American style
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Clemente
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Clemente, Deirdre
Dewey number
331.25
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HF5549.5.D66
  • LA229
LC item number
.C52 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dress codes in the workplace
  • College students
  • College environment
  • College students
  • Fashion
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • College environment
  • College students
  • Dress codes in the workplace
  • Fashion
  • United States
Label
Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the public eye -- On the campus -- In the dorm -- On a date -- In the gym
Control code
871045630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469615479
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5k0jfj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871045630
Label
Dress casual : how college students redefined American style, Deirdre Clemente
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the public eye -- On the campus -- In the dorm -- On a date -- In the gym
Control code
871045630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469615479
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5k0jfj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871045630

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