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“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...

Dress and Dance in Puerto Rico

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Puerto Rican dress is the result of a confluence of cultures: the native Taínos, the colonizing Spaniards, and the African slaves. From the Taínos, the early inhabitants of the island—formerly known as Borikén—to its current...

Caribbean Islanders

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Caribbean immigrants have contributed greatly to the multicultural and multilingual diversity of the United States and Canada for a number of years. Often grouped either with other Hispanics or with African Americans, Caribbean people...

Race and Ethnicity

Andrew Reilly

Andrew Reilly, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at University of Hawaii, Manoa, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Meanings of Dress

Fairchild Books, 2019

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...After you have read this chapter, you will understand: That people have culturally constructed categories of race and ethnicity affecting social issues and problems regarding appearance...

Visualizing Difference: The Rhetoric of Clothing in Colonial Spanish America

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...I would like to thank the editors of Revista de Estudios Hispánicos for granting permission to reprint portions of Meléndez (1995).Clothing has played a vital role in the process of identity construction of different ethnic and racial...