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Dressing for the Culture Wars: Style and the Politics of Self-Presentation in the 1960s and 1970s

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Description for Dressing for the Culture Wars: Style and the Politics of Self-Presentation in the 1960s and 1970s Hardback. Through the lens of fashion and style, Dressing for the Culture Wars guides us through the competing political and social movements of the culture war. Betty Luther Hillman illustrates how self-presentation influenced the culture and politics of the era and carried connotations similarly linked to the broader political challenges of the time. Num Pages: 280 pages, 14 illustrations. BIC Classification: 3JJPK; 3JJPL; HPN; JFCK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 19. Weight in Grams: 825.

Style of dress has always been a way for Americans to signify their politics, but perhaps never so overtly as in the 1960s and 1970s. Whether participating in presidential campaigns or Vietnam protests, hair and dress provided a powerful cultural tool for social activists to display their politics to the world and became both the cause and a symbol of the rift in American culture. Some Americans saw stylistic freedom as part of their larger political protests, integral to the ideals of self-expression, sexual freedom, and equal rights for women and minorities. Others saw changes in style as the erosion ... Read more

Through the lens of fashion and style, Dressing for the Culture Wars guides us through the competing political and social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Although long hair on men, pants and miniskirts on women, and other hippie styles of self-fashioning could indeed be controversial, Betty Luther Hillman illustrates how self-presentation influenced the culture and politics of the era and carried connotations similarly linked to the broader political challenges of the time. Luther Hillman’s new line of inquiry demonstrates how fashion was both a reaction to and was influenced by the political climate and its implications for changing norms of gender, race, and sexuality.


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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press United States
Number of pages
280
Condition
New
Number of Pages
278
Place of Publication
Lincoln, United States
ISBN
9780803269750
SKU
V9780803269750
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About Betty Luther Hillman
Betty Luther Hillman teaches history at Phillips Exeter Academy. Her work has appeared in the Journal of the History of Sexuality and Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.  

Reviews for Dressing for the Culture Wars: Style and the Politics of Self-Presentation in the 1960s and 1970s
"Given its impressive sweep, scholarly rigor, and utter originality, Hillman's monograph is all the more commendable for opening up fresh areas of investigation."—Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo, American Historical Review "Dressing for the Culture Wars extends our understanding of the social impact of fashion by providing an extensive analysis of its role in recent political and social debates."—Diana Crane, Journal of American History ... Read more

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