Jiggle: (Re)Shaping American Women

Jiggle: (Re)Shaping American Women

by Wendy Burns-Ardolino
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739112988

ISBN-13: 9780739112984

Pub. Date: 12/24/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

Jiggle: (Re)Shaping American Women explores the relationship between American women and their bodies as mediated by both traditional and contemporary foundation garments. This post-corsetry study begins in the 1930s with a discussion of traditional foundation garments and continues with an analysis of contemporary shapewear as these garments shape women

Overview

Jiggle: (Re)Shaping American Women explores the relationship between American women and their bodies as mediated by both traditional and contemporary foundation garments. This post-corsetry study begins in the 1930s with a discussion of traditional foundation garments and continues with an analysis of contemporary shapewear as these garments shape women physically, culturally, and socially. Jiggle focuses on the corporate, cultural, and individual practices and meanings of women's experiences with foundation garments. Referencing trade journals, industry data, statistics, advertisements, and telephone surveys and interviews with women, author Wendy Burns-Ardolino examines how the contested terrain of fashion and beauty culture reflect larger cultural power struggles. Jiggle argues that women should not be complicit in alienating themselves from their bodies, but rather should embrace their bodies' multiple capacities as they practice fasion, femininity, and gendered performatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739112984
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/24/2007
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Not Your Grandma's Girdles Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Dress Codes: Foundationwear Required Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Boomers and X-ers: Mothers and Daughters Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Myths of Freedom and Control: Constructing the Ideal Feminine Form in Advertising Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Under Cover Agency? Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Minding Our Bodies: Displacing the Foundations of Femininity Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Conclusions, and Some Afterthoughts Chapter 9 Appendix A. Telephone Survey Data Coded Variables & Frequencies Chapter 10 Appendix B. Maidenform Foundation Garments Survey 1959 Chapter 11 Appendix C. Maidenform "I dremaed" Advertisements

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