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The Resource Selling style : clothing and social change at the turn of the century, Rob Schorman

Selling style : clothing and social change at the turn of the century, Rob Schorman

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Selling style : clothing and social change at the turn of the century
Title
Selling style
Title remainder
clothing and social change at the turn of the century
Statement of responsibility
Rob Schorman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Selling Style, Rob Schorman documents the fascinating and important relationship among clothing, gender roles, and cultural expectations at a significant moment in American history." "Men were the first to adopt ready-made clothing en masse, and during this period most wore factory-made suits that were produced in large quantities. In contrast, the acceptance of ready-made apparel in women's fashion lagged far behind, and much clothing for women continued to be custom-made for the individual. Changes in production techniques and consumer markets in part shaped this development in the clothing industry, but according to Schorman the root cause of the schism between men's and women's apparel was culturally driven. By examining changing styles and attitudes toward fashion as expressed in advertisements, popular magazines, mail-order catalogs, and etiquette books, Selling Style reveals that wider social dynamics and gender roles had a much more significant influence on the clothing industry than historians have found. The book also depicts the advance of consumerism as more piecemeal and conflicted than previous histories imply, with cultural values continually made and remade through everyday acts of consumption, and in the process providing the groundwork for twentieth-century approaches to gender, selfhood, and national identity."--Jacket
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DLC
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Schorman, Rob
Dewey number
687/.068/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9940.U62
LC item number
S36 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Clothing trade
  • Social change
Label
Selling style : clothing and social change at the turn of the century, Rob Schorman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51306002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780812237283
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002043042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Selling style : clothing and social change at the turn of the century, Rob Schorman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51306002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780812237283
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002043042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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