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Wedding Dress Across Cultures by Helen Bradley Foster

Title Wedding Dress Across Cultures
Author Helen Bradley Foster
Publisher Berg Publishers
Release Date 2003-09
Category Design
Total Pages 227
ISBN 1859737471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Although the Victorian white wedding dominates western bridal dress and large portions of former colonial empires, marriage rituals vary significantly throughout the world. The Japanese, for instance, combine both traditional ceremonies with receptions utilizing western approaches to dress. In the Andes the bride will personally create a multi-layered dress to showcase her weaving skills. Berber brides in Morocco wear binding clothing that covers their faces, a notable contrast to Canadian prairie-province brides whose stylized gowns individualize and enhance body shape. This engaging book examines the evolution and ritual functions of wedding attire within the context of particular cultures. It raises questions as to the relationship between contemporary wedding attire and traditional values. It discusses the changes international migrations have had upon the wedding dress of several ethnic groups. It provides insights into numerous societal relationships to weddings, such as the ban on bridal-produced embroidery in dowries in India, the challenges individual values have to larger societal ones in themed weddings, and the relationship between the return to pre-western attire and identity politics. Exploring these issues, the authors provide unusual insights into the centrality of dress in shaping individual identity as well as its importance in reflecting cultural values and ideals.

Wedding Dress Across Cultures by Bradley Foster Helen

Title Wedding Dress Across Cultures
Author Bradley Foster Helen
Publisher Berg Pub Limited
Release Date 2003-09
Category Design
Total Pages 227
ISBN IND:30000087235952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Although the Victorian white wedding dominates western bridal dress and large portions of former colonial empires, marriage rituals vary significantly throughout the world. The Japanese, for instance, combine both traditional ceremonies with receptions utilizing western approaches to dress. In the Andes the bride will personally create a multi-layered dress to showcase her weaving skills. Berber brides in Morocco wear binding clothing that covers their faces, a notable contrast to Canadian prairie-province brides whose stylized gowns individualize and enhance body shape. This engaging book examines the evolution and ritual functions of wedding attire within the context of particular cultures. It raises questions as to the relationship between contemporary wedding attire and traditional values. It discusses the changes international migrations have had upon the wedding dress of several ethnic groups. It provides insights into numerous societal relationships to weddings, such as the ban on bridal-produced embroidery in dowries in India, the challenges individual values have to larger societal ones in themed weddings, and the relationship between the return to pre-western attire and identity politics. Exploring these issues, the authors provide unusual insights into the centrality of dress in shaping individual identity as well as its importance in reflecting cultural values and ideals.

Wedding Dress Across Cultures by Helen Bradley Foster

Title Wedding Dress across Cultures
Author Helen Bradley Foster
Publisher Berg Publishers
Release Date 2003-09-01
Category Design
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1859737471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Although the Victorian white wedding dominates western bridal dress and large portions of former colonial empires, marriage rituals vary significantly throughout the world. The Japanese, for instance, combine both traditional ceremonies with receptions utilizing western approaches to dress. In the Andes the bride will personally create a multi-layered dress to showcase her weaving skills. Berber brides in Morocco wear binding clothing that covers their faces, a notable contrast to Canadian prairie-province brides whose stylized gowns individualize and enhance body shape. This engaging book examines the evolution and ritual functions of wedding attire within the context of particular cultures. It raises questions as to the relationship between contemporary wedding attire and traditional values. It discusses the changes international migrations have had upon the wedding dress of several ethnic groups. It provides insights into numerous societal relationships to weddings, such as the ban on bridal-produced embroidery in dowries in India, the challenges individual values have to larger societal ones in themed weddings, and the relationship between the return to pre-western attire and identity politics. Exploring these issues, the authors provide unusual insights into the centrality of dress in shaping individual identity as well as its importance in reflecting cultural values and ideals.

Title Intimate Relationships across Cultures
Author Charles T. Hill
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2019-06-20
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781107196629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A ground breaking study of the ways that intimate relationships are similar around the world, and the ways they are different.

Title Wedding Planning and Management
Author Maggie Daniels
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-11-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 524
ISBN 9781136160554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients, 2nd Edition provides students, consultants, vendors, scholars and engaged couples with a comprehensive introduction to the business of weddings. Looking through an event management lens, this is the only book to thoroughly explore the fundamentals of weddings, including historical and cultural foundations, practice, and the business of wedding planning in one volume. An emphasis on diversity, traditions from cultures around the globe are integrated throughout with over 80 international case studies that inspire and set standards for best practice. Since the first edition, there have been many changes in the business of weddings and this second edition has been updated in the following ways: Updated content to reflect recent issues and trends in areas such as family dynamics, media influences, impacts of technology, legislation and the global economy. Every chapter is updated with the most recent research, statistics, vendor information and consultant guidelines. New international case studies explore current research, cultural traditions, vendor relations and consulting best practice. New companion website for instructors that includes PowerPoint slides, case study solutions, additional discussion ideas and assignments. The book is illustrated in full color and contains over 150 images by top wedding photojournalist Rodney Bailey end-of-chapter checklists, practical scenarios and review questions to test readers' knowledge as they progress. Maggie Daniels and Carrie Loveless bring a combination of over 40 years of industry practice and teaching experience, and have written a book that is the ideal guide to successful wedding planning and management.

Textile Collections by Amanda Grace Sikarskie

Title Textile Collections
Author Amanda Grace Sikarskie
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2016-04-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9781442263666
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Collections of textiles—historic costume, quilts, needlework samplers, and the like—have benefited greatly from the digital turn in museum and archival work. Both institutional online repositories and collections-based social media sites have fostered unprecedented access to textile collections that have traditionally been marginalized in museums. How can curators, interpreters, and collections managers make best use of these new opportunities? To answer this question, the author worked with sites including the Great Lakes Quilt Center at the Michigan State University Museum, the Design Center at Philadelphia University, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the WGBH Boston Media Library and Archives, as well as user-curated social sites online such as Tumblr and Polyvore, to create four compelling case studies on the preservation, access, curation, and interpretation of textile objects.

Title Mate Selection Across Cultures
Author Raeann R Hamon
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2003-08-14
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781452237695
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Mate Selection Across Cultures explores one of the most basic human endeavors—couple formation—with particular attention to those relationships that lead to marriage. Editors Raeann R. Hamon and Bron B. Ingoldsby examine the enterprise of mate selection and look at the similarities and differences of human bonds around the globe.

Title The Wedding Spectacle Across Contemporary Media and Culture
Author Jilly Boyce Kay
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-11-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 188
ISBN 9780429997815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book interrogates the hyper-visibility and stubborn endurance of the wedding spectacle across media and culture in the current climate. The wide-ranging chapters consider why the symbolic power of weddings is intensifying at a time when marriage as an institution appears to be in decline – and they offer new insights into the shifting and complex gender politics of contemporary culture. The collection is a feminist project but does not straight-forwardly renounce the wedding spectacle. Rather, the diverse contributions offer close analyses of the myriad forms and practices of the wedding spectacle, from reality television and cinematic film to wedding videography and bridal boutiques. Drawing on feminist and queer theory, the chapters illuminate the paradoxes, contradictions, disappointments, cruelties and pleasures that are intimately bound up with the wedding spectacle. Written by leading and emerging feminist scholars, the chapters range across different national and cultural contexts to explore how the gender politics of weddings are changing and adapting to a new cultural and social landscape. This in-depth analysis of the wedding spectacle will appeal to academics and researchers in the fields of gender and mass media, cultural studies, feminist studies, and intercultural communication.

Japanese Fashion Cultures by Masafumi Monden

Title Japanese Fashion Cultures
Author Masafumi Monden
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2014-11-20
Category History
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781472586728
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.

Dress Fashion And Technology by Phyllis G. Tortora

Title Dress Fashion and Technology
Author Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2015-02-26
Category Design
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780857851925
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology. Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions. Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect. Dress, Fashion and Technology is ideal reading for students and scholars of fashion studies, textile history, anthropology and cultural studies.

Fashion And Jazz by Alphonso McClendon

Title Fashion and Jazz
Author Alphonso McClendon
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2015-01-29
Category Design
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780857851284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Born in the late 19th century, jazz gained mainstream popularity during a volatile period of racial segregation and gender inequality. It was in these adverse conditions that jazz performers discovered the power of dress as a visual tool used to defy mainstream societal constructs, shaping a new fashion and style aesthetic. Fashion and Jazz is the first study to identify the behaviours, signs and meanings that defined this newly evolving subculture. Drawing on fashion studies and cultural theory, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the social and political entanglements of jazz and dress, with individual chapters exploring key themes such as race, class and gender. Including a wide variety of case studies, ranging from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker, it presents a critical and cultural analysis of jazz performers as modern icons of fashion and popular style. Addressing a number of previously underexplored areas of jazz culture, such as modern dandyism and the link between drug use and glamorous dress, Fashion and Jazz provides a fascinating history of fashion's dialogue with African-American art and style. It is essential reading for students of fashion, cultural studies, African-American studies and history.

Diy Style by Brent Luvaas

Title DIY Style
Author Brent Luvaas
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2013-07-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780857850478
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Armed with cheap digital technologies and a fiercely independent spirit, millions of young people from around the world have taken cultural production into their own hands, crafting their own clothing lines, launching their own record labels, and forging a vast, collaborative network of impassioned amateurs more interested in making than consuming. DIY Style tells the story of this international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of one of its biggest, but least known contingents: the "indie" music and fashion scene of the predominantly Muslim Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia. Through rich ethnographic detail, in-depth historical analysis, and cutting-edge social theory, the book chronicles the rise of DIY culture in Indonesia, and also explores the phenomenon in Europe and the United States, painting an evocative portrait of vibrant communities who are not only making and distributing popular culture on their own terms, but working to tear down the barriers between production and consumption, third and first world, global and local. What emerges from the book is a cautiously optimistic view of the future of global capitalism - a creative, collectivist alternative built from the ground up. This exciting and original study is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, fashion, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.

The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel

Title The Wedding Dress
Author Danielle Steel
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2020-04-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780399179600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Danielle Steel’s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories. From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the social changes of the ’60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960s—history holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. For richer or for poorer, in cramped apartments and grand mansions, the treasured wedding dress made in Paris in 1928 follows each generation into their new lives, and represents different hopes for each of them, as they marry very different men. From inherited fortunes at the outset to self-made men and women, the wedding dress remains a cherished constant for the women who wear it in each generation and forge a destiny of their own. It is a symbol of their remaining traditions and the bond of family they share in an ever-changing world.

Title Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective
Author Nardo Don
Publisher Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Release Date 2014-06-10
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781612286044
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Southeast Asian region's current culture. The book is written in a lively and interesting style, and contains the Southeast Asian region's languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.

Title Marriage Customs of the World
Author George Monger
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2004
Category Social Science
Total Pages 327
ISBN 9781576079874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An encyclopedia of marriage rites, traditions, and beliefs from around the world, ranging from ancient practices to contemporary ceremonies. * 200 A–Z entries on wedding practices and beliefs from cultures around the world * Dozens of photographs of weddings and wedding artifacts * Numerous illustrations, including the table plan from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management * A thorough introduction that explores marriage both as a rite and as a ceremony

Title Marriage Customs of the World An Encyclopedia of Dating Customs and Wedding Traditions 2nd Edition 2 volumes
Author George P. Monger
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2013-04-09
Category Social Science
Total Pages 743
ISBN 9781598846645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture. • Over 300 topical entries organized in alphabetical order make this book a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource • "Further Reading" sections following each entry promote deeper research • Photographs of various elements of wedding celebrations illustrate the text

Men S Fashion Reader by Andrew Reilly

Title Men s Fashion Reader
Author Andrew Reilly
Publisher Fairchild Books
Release Date 2008-07-14
Category Social Science
Total Pages 560
ISBN 1563675366
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

With Men's Fashion Reader, students of fashion have a resource to help them understand an important, yet sometimes neglected, segment of the apparel industry: menswear. Design and merchandising students learn how and why men buy clothing and how to forecast future trends. Addressing the social, cultural, and psychological phenomenon of men's dress, the readings blend consumer behavior and history to create a better understanding of men's fashion. This book is a must-read for the well-rounded fashionista, designer, merchandiser, or fashion scholar.

Brides Inc by Vicki Howard

Title Brides Inc
Author Vicki Howard
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 306
ISBN 0812239458
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Reveals how many of our customs and wedding rituals were the product of sophisticated advertising campaigns, merchandising promotions, and entrepreneurial innovations. The businesses and entrepreneurs, from jewelers to bridal consultants and caterers, set the stage for today's multibillion-dollar industry.

Lucky In Love by Eleni N. Gage

Title Lucky in Love
Author Eleni N. Gage
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Release Date 2018-12-11
Category Reference
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780525573913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Every engaged couple wants two things: a meaningful wedding and a lifetime of happiness. This great gift book is a cross-cultural collection of marriage folklore that will help you achieve both. Create your own lucky traditions with nods to each other’s heritage, customs from places you’ve visited together, and auspicious rituals that just feel special. Whether you are just engaged or you’re days away from tying the knot, you’ll gain insight every step of the way. With this book as your guide, you can make your own luck in love.

Title The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author Harvey H. Jackson III
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2014-02-01
Category Reference
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9781469616766
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.