American Denim

American Denim - o Also used in anti-fashion statements o WW2 women began to work tough jobs while me were at war wore denim because it is sturdy

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
"American Denim: Blue Jeans and Their Multiple Layers of Meaning" - Beverly Gordon Tuesday, October 05, 2010 2:33 PM Why might clothing be part of the cultural landscape? o Changes in clothing style indicate how the cultural need and desire has changed o Styles change as the cultural landscape changes, indicates different times and trends What is the sequence of cultural meanings attached in America to denim pants? o First used in construction, agriculture, mining work Difficult to wear out and can get dirty without ruining the material
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o Also used in anti-fashion statements o WW2 - women began to work tough jobs while me were at war, wore denim because it is sturdy and durable o Disappeared for a bit after the war because work wasn't as labor intensive o Denim became a symbol of freedom for women, telling society not to tell them what to do • Are such changes in fashion superficial or do they reflect significant cultural shifts?...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course GEOG 125 taught by Professor Birdsall during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online