ERIC Number: EJ592793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Fashion as Argument: Nineteenth-Century Dress Reform.
Torrens, Kathleen M.
Argumentation and Advocacy, v36 n2 p77-87 Fall 1999
Examines the place of the body in the dress-reform movement, a social movement that focused on fashion as a vehicle for achieving social and political equality. Discusses how fashion became one arena in which definitions of gender were contested. Suggests the dress-reform movement's failure in redefining femininity indicates the depth of ideological significance attached to clothing and the body. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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