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Fashioning the Nineteenth Century: Habits of Being 3

Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz

Abstract

This volume is dedicated to clothes and accessories donned in the 19th century in Europe and in the US. This volume also addresses the question of fashion as it became known and practiced by most social classes. References are made to the nineteenth- century theoreticians who saw fashion as a common denominator that “democratized” people, while subtly creating a gap in time (higher classes invented what later lower classes copied) that maintained the established class division. Such American authors as Hawthorne, James, and Chopin or British ones as Carlyle, for instance, definitely used cloth ... More

Keywords: fashion, clothing, dress, nineteenth century, literature, art, Europe, accessories, America, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816687466
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816687466.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina Giorcelli, editor

Paula Rabinowitz, editor

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