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A Cultural Perspective Of Dress

A Cultural Perspective Of Dress

by Hazel Ogilvie Jackson, Jeananne Coop


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A Cultural Perspective of Dressprovides a framework for studying the meanings associated with apparel, textile production, and human appearance across and within various world cultures. This framework introduces a number of themes explained and referenced by sound research and explored and illustrated by way of photographs, video selections, online resources, and other activities.

The case study approach lends itself well to adding other articles, news photographs, and student experiences to class discussion. My experience with this material, used in a seminar-style university course, has been quite positive. By the time the major themes have been explored, students develop more inclusive attitudes about and appreciation for cultures other than their own.

Whether engaged in commerce, policy, entertainment,or merely attempting to understand international news, individuals in the twenty-first century will find an open attitude about other cultures vital in today’s world marketplace. Connecting cultural themes to apparel and appearance is an accessible and meaningful way to encourage global perspectives.

Hazel O. Jackson received her B.S. degree in Home Economics Education, a M.A. in Social Psychological Aspects of Textiles and Clothing, and a Ph.D. in Home Economics: Interdisciplinary Option. She has also studied sociology at the University of California, L.A. Currently she is Professor Emeritus of California State University. She is the co-author of the book, Individuality in Clothing Selection and Personal Appearance. She has conducted research and published in a variety of venues. She received the Sphinx and Mortar Board Award for excellence in teaching at the Ohio State University. Her professional colleagues at the international level have recognized Dr. Jackson’s excellence as an educator. She was voted Educator of the Year by the International Textiles and Apparel Association and Apparel Magazine. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame at her undergraduate university, Tennessee State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935551096
Publisher: University Readers
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.99(d)

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