Material Strategies: Dress and Gender in Historial Perspective
Barbara Burman, Carole Turbin
, Aug 22, 2003
- 276 pages
brings together scholars from different disciplines to explore what dress and textiles can tell us about gender history.
- Broad in scope – covers women, men, social groupings and nations from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
- Rich in detail – incorporates illustrations that provide visual evidence for gendered strategies of dress.
- Combines perspectives from design and textile history, business history, cultural anthropology, social history, art history and cultural history.
- Considers ‘material strategies’ in relation to production and consumption, the public and the private, the body and sexuality, and national identity.
- Written in a jargon-free style, making it accessible to readers from a wide range of backgrounds.