Not Just Any Dress

Author: Sandra Weber
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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If dresses could talk, what stories might they tell? This compelling collection of short stories, essays, and poems features dress as the structural grounding for autobiographical accounts from women's lives in Western society. Often personal in nature, these «dress stories» point unfailingly to matters of social and cultural import. Some of the dresses described inhabit the popular imagination: the little girl dress, the communion dress, the school uniform, the prom dress, the wedding dress, the little black dress, and the burial dress. Beyond the semiotic, tactile, and visual aspects of the dresses themselves, the narratives delve into what dresses reveal about fundamental aspects of human experience: identity, embodiment, relationship, and mortality. Bought or made, then worn, forgotten, remembered, re-constructed, and re-interpreted, each dress offers a new glimpse into how we construct meaning in our daily lives, and how dresses serve to reinforce or resist social structures and cultural expectations.
Not Just Any Dress
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Sandra Weber, Claudia Mitchell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Peter Lang

If dresses could talk, what stories might they tell? This compelling collection of short stories, essays, and poems features dress as the structural grounding for autobiographical accounts from women's lives in Western society. Often personal in nature, these «dress stories» point unfailingly to matters of social and cultural import. Some
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Pages: 233
Authors: Jeffery Klaehn
Categories: Social Science
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Pages: 264
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Pages: 216
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Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-25 - Publisher: SAGE

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Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Catherine Willmond, Pamela Munro
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-27 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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