Tag Archives: Fashion

“Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?” Native Appropriations.

“But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?” Native Appropriations. April 2010. http://nativeappropriations.com/2010/04/but-why-cant-i-wear-a-hipster-headdress.html Accessed March 6 2017. Offers reasons as to why not to wear warbonnet: Promotes stereotypes. “The image of a warbonnet and warpaint wearing Indian is one that has been created and perpetuated by Hollywood  and only bears minimal resemblance to traditional regalia […]

Rota, Z. “Why Native Headdresses No Longer Belong at Music Festivals”.

Rota, Zach. “Why Native Headdresses No Longer Belong at Music Festivals.” Thump. July 29 2014. Accessed March 6 2017. https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/why-native-headdresses-no-longer-belong-at-music-festivals. Concerts and fests as places where “partygoers feel that they can outwardly express themselves, beyond all reasonable doubt.” Reviews Bass Coast decision to ban the wear of Native American headdresses as “game-changing move” – “By […]

Mueller, J.C., D. Dirks, and L.H. Picca. 2007. “Unmasking Racism: Halloween Costuming and the Engagement of the Racial Other.”

Mueller, Jennifer C., Danielle Dirks, and Leslie Houts Picca. 2007. “Unmasking Racism: Halloween Costuming and Engagement of the Racial Other.” Qualitative Sociology 30: 315-335.   Examines construction of identity through ritual costuming through participant observation journals – During Halloween, many individuals actively engage the racial other in costuming across racial/ethnic lines. Although some recognize the […]

Freitas, Anthony, Susan Kaiser, Joan Chandler, Carol Hall, Jung-Won Kim, and Tania Hammidi. 1997. “Appearance Management as Border Construction: Least Favorite Clothing, Group Distancing, and Identity… Not!”. Sociological Inquiry 67(3): 323-335. Even though appearance and identity have been usually discussed as negotiators of who we are, this paper looks at how appearance can construct who […]

Moloney, M. and G. Hunt. 2012. “Consumption, Drugs and Style: Constructing Intra-Ethnic Boundaries in Asian American Youth Cultures”.

Moloney, Molly and Geoffrey P. Hunt. 2012. “Consumption, Drugs and Style: Constructing Intra-Ethnic Boundaries in Asian American Youth Cultures.” Drugs 19(6) December: 462-473. How consumption, style, and taste cultures intersect with ethnic identities, gender, and “acculturation” — how consumption markers (fashion, cars, music, drugs) create/negotiate symbolic boundaries within Asian American dance/club scenes. Demonstrates lack of […]

Webster, M. and J.E. Driskell. 1983. “Beauty as Status.”

Webster, Murray, Jr. and James E. Driskell, Jr. 1983. “Beauty as Status.” American Journal of Sociology 89(1): 140-165. Beauty impacts what we think about individuals, and how we interact with them. Beauty serves as a link to other forms of status generalization (like race or sex). Beauty impacts general/specific predictive expectations, is modified through its […]

Brunsma, D.L., N.G. Chapman, J.S. Lellock. 2016. “Racial Ideology in Electronic Dance Music Promotional Videos.”

Brunsma, David L., Nathaniel G. Chapman, and J. Slade Lellock. 2016. “Racial Ideology in Electronic Dance Music Promotional Videos.” Pp. 148-161 in Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media, edited by Jason Smith and Bhoomi K. Thakore.  New York: Routledge. EDM has had an astounding increase in worldwide popularity, from its origins in discos […]