Monthly Archives: April 2016

Eicher, J.B. and S.L. Evenson. 2015. The Visible Self: Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society (4th edition).

Eicher, Joanne B. and Sandra Lee Evenson. 2015. The Visible Self: Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society, fourth edition.  New York: Fairchild Books. Oscar Wilde: “It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances.  The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” Dress – not just clothes, but […]

Hamilton, J.A. and J.W. Hamilton. 1989. “Dress as Reflection and Sustainer of Social Reality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.”

Hamilton, Jean A. and James W. Hamilton. 1989. “Dress as a Reflection and Sustainer of Social Reality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.” Clothing and Textile Research Journal 7(2): 16-22. […] “dress may serve as a symbolic metaphor of the relationship of the individual to the cultural system. As such, dress can be an extremely powerful way of […]

Baizerman, S., J.B. Eicher, ad C. Cerny. 1993. “Eurocentrism and the Study of Ethnic Dress.”

Baizerman, Suzanne, Joanne B. Eicher, and Catherine Cerny. 1993. “Eurocentrism in the Study of Ethnic Dress.” Dress 20(1): 19-32. “Dress was touted as a visible manifestation of the civilized state of being, of cultural superiorit where advancement was defined in terms of superior economic development and global dominance.  Modifying dress practices of the colonized to […]

Smucker, B.V. 1969. Conformity to and Awareness of the Clothing Mode Related to the Peer Acceptance of Adolescent Boys and Girls.

Smucker, Betty Voran.  1969. “Conformity to and Awareness of the Clothing Mode Related to the Peer Acceptance of Adolescent Boys and Girls.”  Masters Thesis, Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Related Arts.  Michigan State University.   Girls’ and boys’ awareness and conformity to clothing, peers related to in/formal school structures. The more people participated in formal […]

Eicher, J.B. and B. Sumberg. 1995. “World Fashion, Ethnic, and National Dress.”

Eicher, Joanne B. and Barbara Sumberg. 1995. “World Fashion, Ethnic, and National Dress.” Pp. 295-306 in Dress and Ethnicity: Change Across Space and Time, edited by Joanne B. Eicher. Washington D.C.: Berg. The concepts of “ethnic dress” and cosmopolitan (frequently perceived as urbane, European, “cultured/worldly”) are highly interconnected and in ways, mutually dependent: “Factors encouraging […]

Lynch, A. 1995. “Hmong American New Year’s Dress: The Display of Ethnicity.”

Lynch, Annette. 1995. “Hmong American New Year’s Dress: The Display of Ethnicity.” Pp. 255-268 in Dress and Ethnicity: Change Across Space and Time, edited by Joanne B. Eicher. Washington D.C.: Berg. Sarna (1978): though immigrant groups self-identify on a variety of levels (family name, region of origin within country of departure, hometown, etc.), frequently American […]

Griebel, H.B. 1995. “The West African Origin of the African-American Headwrap.”

Griebel, Helen Bradley. 1995. “The West African Origin of the African-American Headwrap.” Pp. 207-226 in Dress and Ethnicity: Change Across Space and Time, edited by Joanne B. Eicher. Washington D.C.: Berg. “The headwrap is a piece of cloth wound around the head, usually completely covering the hair and held in place either by tucking the […]