Dress and Identity

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Mary Ellen Roach-Higgins, Joanne Bubolz Eicher, Kim K. P. Johnson
Fairchild Publications, 1995 - Design - 511 pages
This valuable collection of readings discusses the relationship between dress and identity. Selections from many disciplines present a thorough examination of subjects, such as textiles and clothing, anthropology, sociology, social psychology and womens studies. Some writings are classic statements, others are contributions from recently published books and journals. Each of the books five parts features an introduction that puts entries into context.

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Introduction i
From Shuttles to Stations
Goodbye to an Old Supporter

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About the author (1995)

Mary Ellen Roach Higgins taught high school home economics and later moved on to instruct environment, textiles and design at the University of Madison-Wisconsins School of Home Economics. She researched the function of clothing as a non-verbal means of communication and has written several books on the topic. She continues her work in the field of dress and sociology and presents her work at presentations and seminars. Joanne B. Eicher is a regents' professor at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of several honour societies, including Tau Sigma (Science and Arts) and Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture). She has conducted research worldwide, throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and many other locations. Kim K.P. Johnson is a chairperson and professor in the College of Human Ecology at the University of Minnesota. She teaches design, housing and apparel, and her research interests include retail, social psychology of dress and consumer behavior.

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