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Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style (Gender and American Culture)

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As Deirdre Clemente shows in this lively history of fashion on American college campuses, whether it's jeans and sneakers or khakis with a polo shirt, chances are college kids made it cool. The modern casual American wardrobe, Clemente argues, was born in the classrooms, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and gyms of universities and colleges across the country. As young people gained increasing social and cultural clout during the early twentieth century, their tastes transformed mainstream fashion from collared and corseted to comfortable. From east coast to west and from the Ivy League to historically black colleges and universities, changing styles reflected new ways of defining the value of personal appearance, and, by extension, new possibilities for creating one's identity.

Review:

"In her impressive first book, University of Nevada-Las Vegas historian Clemente examines the ways in which 20th-century college students have used their clothes to challenge the constructs of American society. The author posits that pushing the boundaries of social mores through casual dress is a phenomenon that must be credited to university students rather than 'Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and even Parisian couturiers.' States Clemente, 'the shift from collared to comfortable came amid... the kind of sweeping social change' that included 'two waves of American feminism, one Depression, two world wars, six decades of civil rights, and the movement of millions of families into the suburbs.' Clemente neatly breaks down the casual dress movement, with chapters focusing on a specific area of college life. Using quotes from students across the decades, dress codes from colleges nationwide, published articles on what was considered de rigueur for the time, as well as photos and illustrations, Clemente drives home her point that the simple decision of choosing what to wear can be anything but simple. 25 illus. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Deirdre Clemente is assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469614076
Author:
Clemente, Deirdre
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Dress codes
Subject:
Princeton university
Subject:
RADCLIFFE COLLEGE
Subject:
Harvard university
Subject:
Penn State University
Subject:
University of California
Subject:
Berkeley
Subject:
Spelman College
Subject:
Morehouse College
Subject:
Wellesley college
Subject:
Vassar College
Subject:
Smith College
Subject:
Yale University
Subject:
student drinking
Subject:
Chalmers Alexander
Subject:
Agnes Edward Partin
Subject:
Nancy Murray Morgan
Subject:
Uso
Subject:
Cottage Club
Subject:
Berkeley women
Subject:
student handbooks
Subject:
campus regulations
Subject:
women in pants
Subject:
Jeans
Subject:
sweatpants
Subject:
cardigan sweaters
Subject:
saddle shoes
Subject:
tennis shoes
Subject:
button-down collar shirts
Subject:
ivy style
Subject:
the Ivy League
Subject:
the Seven Sisters
Subject:
sweater sets
Subject:
Langston Hughes
Subject:
the prom
Subject:
gym clothes
Subject:
cafeteria dress codes
Subject:
Dean of Women
Subject:
dorm rules
Subject:
fraternity parties
Subject:
sorority rushing
Subject:
gender roles during World War II
Subject:
the Arrow Collar Man
Subject:
the Gibson Girl
Subject:
Athletics
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports clothes
Subject:
California fashion
Subject:
playwear
Subject:
resortwear
Subject:
Shorts
Subject:
bare legs
Subject:
College administration.
Subject:
Mademoiselle
Subject:
sloppy joe sweater
Subject:
Knitwear
Subject:
Hollywood influence on fashion
Subject:
youth culture
Subject:
American consumerism
Subject:
department store marketing
Subject:
publicity campaigns
Subject:
back-to-school shopping
Subject:
sloppy dress
Subject:
informal clothing
Subject:
informal dress
Subject:
dirty jeans
Subject:
dirty corduroy pants
Subject:
khakis
Subject:
sports coat
Subject:
t-shirt
Subject:
cuffed jeans
Subject:
Barnard College
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Subject:
Prohibition
Subject:
Apple Jack
Subject:
dating customs
Subject:
student dances
Subject:
dance cards
Subject:
etiquette books
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Esquire magazine
Subject:
Vanity Fair magazine
Subject:
The Daily Collegian
Subject:
The Daily Californian
Subject:
The Harvard Crimson
Subject:
black college students
Subject:
social etiquette
Subject:
white gloves
Subject:
Hats
Subject:
Bermuda shorts
Subject:
Fashion editors
Subject:
social critics
Subject:
single-sex colleges
Subject:
Premarital sex.
Subject:
girdles
Subject:
co-educational colleges
Subject:
coeds
Subject:
Fashion Industry
Subject:
knitwear industry
Subject:
marketing fashion
Subject:
Fashion merchandising
Subject:
hippie fashion
Subject:
Bohemian fashion
Subject:
Beatnik fashion
Subject:
flapper fashion
Subject:
Art Deco fashion
Subject:
dungarees on women
Subject:
gender roles during war
Subject:
uniforms of World War I
Subject:
Brooks Brothers
Subject:
Franks Brothers
Subject:
The Gap
Subject:
unisex clothing
Subject:
business casual
Subject:
inappropriate clothing
Subject:
Flip-flops
Subject:
middle-class fashion
Subject:
Thorstein Veblen
Subject:
Trickle-Down fashion
Subject:
Cultural Hegemony
Subject:
subculture fashion
Subject:
American fashion industry
Subject:
Tobe reports
Subject:
Life magazine
Subject:
college girls
Subject:
teen fashion
Subject:
teen dress
Subject:
fast fashion
Subject:
Antonio Gramsci
Subject:
Georg Simmel
Subject:
Herbert Blumer
Subject:
collective selection
Subject:
middle class morals
Subject:
democratization of higher education
Subject:
campus culture
Subject:
student culture
Subject:
Paris couture
Subject:
American fashion designers
Subject:
Claire McCardell
Subject:
California chic
Subject:
dorm room etiquette
Subject:
Nittany Hall
Subject:
Strawberry Canyon
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her impressive first book, University of Nevada-Las Vegas historian Clemente examines the ways in which 20th-century college students have used their clothes to challenge the constructs of American society. The author posits that pushing the boundaries of social mores through casual dress is a phenomenon that must be credited to university students rather than 'Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and even Parisian couturiers.' States Clemente, 'the shift from collared to comfortable came amid... the kind of sweeping social change' that included 'two waves of American feminism, one Depression, two world wars, six decades of civil rights, and the movement of millions of families into the suburbs.' Clemente neatly breaks down the casual dress movement, with chapters focusing on a specific area of college life. Using quotes from students across the decades, dress codes from colleges nationwide, published articles on what was considered de rigueur for the time, as well as photos and illustrations, Clemente drives home her point that the simple decision of choosing what to wear can be anything but simple. 25 illus. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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