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Dress, Gender and Cultural Change: Asian American and African American Rites of Passage

  • Livre Relié
  • 224 Nombre de pages
While African American dress has long been noted as having a distinctive edge, many people may not know that debutante balls featu... Lire la suite
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While African American dress has long been noted as having a distinctive edge, many people may not know that debutante balls feature young men and women dressed in conventional symbols of male hegemony and female purity. This text discusses how dress is a site for the renegotiation of identity.

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Annette Lynch University of Northern Iowa

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<div>Within the Hmong American community, mothers and aunts of teenagers use bangles, lace and traditional handwork techniques to create dazzling displays reflecting the gender and ethnicity of their sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, as they participate in an annual courtship ritual. This book examines these events to show how dress is used to transform gender construction and create positive images of African American and Hmong American youth.<br><br>Coming-of-age rituals serve as arenas of cultural revision and change. For each of these communities, the choice of dress represents cultural affirmation. This author shows that within the homogenizing context of American society, dress serves as a site for the continual renegotiation of identity - gendered, ethnic and otherwise. <br></div>

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Dress, Gender and Cultural Change: Asian American and African American Rites of Passage
Sous-titre: Asian American and African American Rites of Passage
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Code EAN: 9781859739747
ISBN: 978-1-85973-974-7
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Berg Publ Inc
Genre: Ethnologie
nombre de pages: 224
Poids: 381g
Taille: H237mm x B163mm x T12mm
Année: 1999

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