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Latin American Fashion

Regina A. Root

Regina A. Root is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Latin American dress and fashion refers to the dress, body, and culture of a large and heterogeneous world culture region that includes Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Given that the nature of dress in Latin...

Transvestite Pedagogy: Jacqueline and Cuban Culture

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

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...That things are not always what they seem – or that seeming itself, the mirage or camouflage, was all there was to see …The topic of this essay suggests a relationship between transvestism and fashion; my overall contention is that both...

Introductory Note to Latin America and the Caribbean

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...The vast area comprising the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America offers geographical contrasts that have significantly influenced dress. The Caribbean islands, the rainforest, the Andes, and the Atacama desert each have...

“Every girl had a fan which she kept always in motion”:

Dilia López-Gydosh

Dilia López-Gydosh

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Marsha A. Dickson

Marsha Dickson is a professor and Chairperson of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...The quote “Every girl had a fan which she kept always in motion” is part of an observation made by an American writer who attended an aristocratic ball in Puerto Rico in 1899. See Samoiloff (1984: 101).In 1898 the island of Puerto Rico...

Barbadian Culture and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Barbadian dress patterns, like those of so many other Caribbean island nations, are formed from the mixing of multiple cultural configurations to produce something unlike the originals: a system of communication that reflects the island...

Overview of the Caribbean

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Despite a shared history and similar patterns of development, the Caribbean is one of the most complex, culturally diverse regions on the globe, a result of the vast numbers of people arriving there from all over the world through...

Fashion and Its Discontents: The Aesthetics of Covering in the Netherlands

Annelies Moors

Annelies Moors is Professor of Social Scientific Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion : New Perspectives from Europe and North America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Since the later 1990s, a wide range of styles of Muslim dress has become visibly present on the streets of the Netherlands.This chapter is part of a research project on the emergence of fashionable styles of Islamic dress...

Cosmetics, Non-Western

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The earliest evidence of the role of cosmetics in human society was found in the remains of artifacts used for eye makeup in Egypt of the fourth millennium B.C.E. Anthropological research also shows that there are several ways used...
...Fashion and Style Born in 1948 in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Grace Jones’s style is flawlessly unique. With a chocolate complexion, she has been seen branded with avant-garde fascinators, transforming unorthodox objects into artful...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Analyze the interrelated business aspects necessary to successfully launch a fashion brand. Identify and evaluate the company’s current challenges and recommend...