The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing Through American History 1900 to the Present: Fashion and the fashion industry, 1950-2008 : the business of fashion

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Greenwood Press, 2008 - Clothing and dress - 456 pages

Find out what we wore and why we wore it in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing in American History: Twentieth Century to the Present. This fascinating reference set provides two levels of information: descriptions of styles of clothes that Americans have worn and, as important, why they wore those types of clothes.

Fashion influences how we view other people and how we view ourselves. Find out what we wore and why we wore it in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing in American History - Twentieth Century to the Present. This fascinating reference set provides descriptions of styles of clothes that men, women, and children have worn since 1900, and, as important, why they wore them. In addition to chapters describing fashion trends and types of clothes, this work examines the impact that politics, culture, arts and entertainment, daily life and family structures have on fashion and how fashion can serve as an impetus for change in society. With volume one covering 1900-1949 and volume two covering 1950 to the present, the first half of each volume provides four chapters that each examine the impact that political and cultural events, arts and entertainment, daily life, and family structures have on cultural life and fashion. The second half of each volume describes the important and everyday fashion and styles of the period, decade by decade, for women, men, and children.

Fashion is not for the exclusive use of the social elite and the rich, nor can it simply dismissed as mere vanity. It is much more complex than just wearing the latest styles. We use fashion to express who we are and what we think, to project an image, to bolster our confidence, and to attract partners. Research for this work was conducted through numerous primary and secondary resources on fashion and history.

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The United States from 1950 to the Present
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Political and Cultural Events
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Arts and Entertainment
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Josť Blanco F. is an Assistant Professor in the Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Department at the University of Georgia. He is also the manager of the college's Historic Clothing and Textile Collection. Originally from Costa Rica, he holds a Ph.D. in Theater from Florida State University. His research focuses on dress and popular culture in the second half of the Twentieth Century.

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Ann T. Kellogg is a senior industry consultant with Campus Management Corporation. Her background in costume history research extends over fifteen years, and she previously coauthored In An Influential Fashion (2002) for Greenwood Press. Kellogg previously curated costume exhibits on fashion designers and costume history including Givenchy and Traditions and Transitions for the Chicago Historical Society.

Lynn W. Payne is executive director of higher education for Renaissance Strategies and previously was vice president of education for Career Education Corporation, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at American InterContinental University Online, and assistant professor of marketing and management at Langston University. Publications include Organizational Strategies: Directional Planning (1995), Home-Based Business Basics (1995), and other books and articles.

Amy T. Peterson is vice-president of Course Development for Career Education Corporation. Her background in costume history research extends over twelve years, and she previously coauthored In An Influential Fashion (2002) for Greenwood Press. Her other publications include Mythology in Our Midst and she was a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Chicago History.

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