Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia by Annette Lynch,Mitchell D. Strauss,Joanne B. Eicher,Linda

By Annette Lynch,Mitchell D. Strauss,Joanne B. Eicher,Linda Arthur Bradley,Naomi Braithwaite,Steeve O. Buckridge,Laura L. Camerlengo,Carol Ann Colburn,Vishna Collins,Jennifer Craik,Jamie R. Cupit,Jennifer Daley,Tameka N. Ellington,Sandra Lee Evenson,Marie-Cl

The outfits we put on inform tales approximately us—and are usually imbued with cultural meanings particular to our ethnic history. This concise A-to-Z encyclopedia explores a hundred and fifty diversified and distinctive goods of ethnic gown, their background, and their cultural importance in the United States.

The garments artifacts documented right here were or at the moment are frequently worn through americans as daily garments, style, ethnic or spiritual identifiers, or kind statements. They embrace the cultural historical past of the U.S. and its peoples, from local americans, white Anglo colonists, and forcibly relocated black slaves to the inflow of immigrants from world wide. Entries reflect on how costume goods may perhaps function symbolic linkages to domestic kingdom and kin or worn as obvious types of competition to dominant cultural norms. Taken jointly, they provide perception into the ethnic-based middle ideologies, myths, and cultural codes that experience performed a job within the formation and persevered tale of the United States.

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