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Introduction to the North American Indian and First Nation Peoples

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The North American Indians and First Nations people are descended from those living in North America at the time that Europeans began to explore, trade, and establish settlements. The societies established by natives of North America were...

Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, and Brethren

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Anabaptists derive their name because the early practitioners of this branch of Protestantism sought to be rebaptized as adults although they had been baptized as children. There are four major Anabaptist groups: Hutterites, Mennonites...

The Geographic and Cultural Region

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The geography of the region occupied by any nation will be a major factor in the establishment of climate zones. The relationship between dress and climate is strong. Climate is directly related to raw materials available for constructing...

Introduction to Demographic and Social Influences

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Most Americans and Canadians select dress based on current fashion trends. Those selections are influenced by the place of the individual in a particular demographic and/or social group. Choices are influenced by messages about dress...

Rad Hourani’s Gender Agnostics

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Fashion Practice : From Westwood to van Beirendonck

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This is a harmless neologism to chime with the adjectival structure of all the other chapter titles.Fashion has always maintained a guarded self-consciousness regarding gender. While contemporary dress has its repertoire of gender-neutral...

One Size Does Not Fit All

Cheryl Sim

Cheryl Sim is Managing Director and Curator at Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wearing the Cheongsam : Dress and Culture in a Chinese Diaspora

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The cheongsam is by no means a simple garment. For all its beauty and elegance, the cheongsam has a dark side of contradictions that is the site of endless fascination. Wearing the cheongsam connects me with my grandmother and my Chinese...

Introduction to Cultural Groups

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Dress is a part of the material culture of the society in which it is worn. Material culture consists of the artifacts created and/or utilized in a society or community. Through the material culture of a society, it is possible to explore...

Religion and Dress

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Organized religion, defined as an institutionalized set of beliefs about supernatural power or powers, has generally seen dress as a topic of concern. The degree to which dress is an essential element of worship and/or religious practice...

Determining the “Fabric”

Cheryl Sim

Cheryl Sim is Managing Director and Curator at Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wearing the Cheongsam : Dress and Culture in a Chinese Diaspora

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The creation of a garment begins with an understanding of its design, cut and desired fit. Next comes a delibration over the material from which it will be made. How will it drape, envelope, or flow on the body? At what point does...

Evidence about Dress of Indigenous People: Canadian Territory

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Studying dress archaeologically poses unique challenges. Preservation is a primary concern, as elements of dress involving hair, skin, and most fibers are usually absent. These limitations can be overcome through reference to other sources...