Monthly Archives: March 2016

Miller-Spillman, K. 2015. “Civil War Re-enactors’ Dress as a Symbol of Political Beliefs.”

Miller-Spillman, Kimberly. 2015. “Civil War Re-enactors’ Dress as Symbol of Political Beliefs.” Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion 2(2+3): 163-182.   Online qualitative and quantitative survey from 200+ CWRE on their political beliefs, willingness to “galvanize” – switch sides and thus, costumes.   Most CWRE are college-educated, politically-conservative white males. Commemorative events help to construct national […]

Miller, K.A., C.R. Jasper, and D.R. Hill. 1993. “Dressing in Costume and the Use of Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drugs by College Students.”

Miller, K.A., C.R. Jasper, and D.R. Hill. 1993. “Dressing in Costume and the Use of Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drugs by College Students.” Adolescence 28 (109): 189-198.   Survey of 1200+ college students over five-year period, finding that there were significant associations between costuming and use of alcohol, and group-directed masquerading and use of marijuana […]

Miller, K.A. 1998. “Gender Comparisons Within Reenactment Costume.”

Miller, Kimberly A. 1998. “Gender Comparisons Within Reenactment Costume: Theoretical Interpretations.” Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal 27(1): 35-61.   Extends Stone’s theory of “adult fantastic socialization” — framework of dress as private, public, and secret. Use of 200+ quantitative and qualitative surveys – checklist and open-ended questions. “Females dress in costume primarily to assume […]

Miller, K.A. and S.A. Hunt. 1997. “Cultures, Identities, and Dress: A Renewed Sociological Interest.”

  Miller, Kimberly A. and Scott A. Hunt. 1997. “Cultures, Identities, and Dress: A Renewed Sociological Interest.” Sociological Inquiry 67(3): 320-322. Though the sociology of dress has been a historically critical one (with such authors as Simmel, Blumer, Goffman, and Stone) writing on it – contemporary review of dress is usually performed outside of the […]

Hunt, S.A. and K.A. Miller. 1997. “The Discourse of Dress and Appearance: Identity Talk and a Rhetoric of Review.”

Hunt, Scott A. and Kimberly A. Miller. 1997. “The Discourse of Dress and Appearance: Identity Talk and a Rhetoric of Review.” Symbolic Interaction 20(1): 69-82.   Key idea: “how identities are constructed and maintained via talk about personal dress and appearance” (69). Introduces concept of rhetoric of review – “the taken-for-granted rules that guide the […]