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Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

Regina A. Root


Following Argentina’s revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of authorities, allowing authors to masquerade political ideas under the guise of frivolity and entertainment. This book maps this pivotal and overlooked facet of Argentine cultural history, showing how politics emerged from dress to disrupt authoritarian practices and stimulate creativity in a newly independent nation. Drawing from genres as diverse as fiction, poetry, songs, and fashion magazines, t ... More

Keywords: Argentina, young patriots, Spanish colonialism, fashion writing, Argentine cultural history, creativity, Juan Manuel de Rosas, military uniform, women’s dress

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816647934
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816647934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Regina A. Root, author