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Author Damhorst, Mary Lynn.
Title The meanings of dress / Mary Lynn Damhorst, Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Susan O. Michelman.
Imprint New York : Fairchild Publications, [2005]
Edition Second edition.

Author Damhorst, Mary Lynn.
Subject Clothing and dress -- Psychological aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects.
Alt Name Miller-Spillman, Kimberly A.
Michelman, Susan O.
Description xvi, 559 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-540) and indexes.
ISBN 1563673665
OCLC # 58565842
Table of Contents
Ch. 1Introduction / Mary Lynn Damhorst1
Ch. 2The body in cultural context / Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman13
1The new Puritans29
2No days off are allowed, experts on weight argue / Gina Kolata34
3A web of deceit : Internet sites encouraging anorexia draw alarm from the medical community / Dawn Sagario40
4The weight of the world / Don Peck42
5Is thin in? : Kalabari culture and the meaning of fatness / Susan O. Michelman44
6To Apu, with love / Bhargavi C. Mandava48
7Young and chubby : what's heavy about that? / Ginia Bellafante53
8Proud to be big : the fat fight back against insults and discrimination / Barbara Wickens56
9The enigma of beauty / Cathy Newman58
Ch. 3Dress as nonverbal communication / Mary Lynn Damhorst67
10Symbols in school81
11It's all Greek to me : sorority members and identity talk / Kimberly A. Miller, Scott A. Hunt83
12True colors / Brian Palmer87
13Identity, postmodernity, and the global apparel marketplace / Susan B. Kaiser89
14Kimono schools / Liza Dalby98
15India examines color of beauty / Tim Sullivan100
Ch. 4Dress and relationships / Mary Lynn Damhorst103
16Learning the language of my daughter's hair / Peter Harris112
17Your mother, your body / Michelle Stacey116
18Erasing love never easy with tattoos / Kyle Munson119
19Princess for a day / Martha McEnally120
20A survey of "modern primitive" body modification rituals : meanings of pain / Theresa M. Winge127
21Paris or perish : the plight of the Latin American Indian in a westernized world / Barbara Brodman135
22Dress and the Columbine shootings : media interpretations / Jennifer Paff Ogle, Molly J. Eckman, Catherine Amoroso Leslie144
Ch. 5Appearance for gender and sexuality / Susan O. Michelman153
23Measuring up / Amy Dickinson162
24Scrawn to brawn : men get muscles, or pray for them / Guy Trebay163
25Life in plastic166
26In Iran's hair salons, the rebels wield scissors / Elaine Sciolino170
27Day-care dress up not amusing to boy's dad / Lisa Respers172
28Turning boys into girls / Michelle Cottle173
29Northampton confronts a crime, cruelty / Jordana Hart178
30Drag queens, transvestites, transsexuals : stepping across the accepted boundaries of gender / Jane E. Hegland180
Ch. 6Modesty and immodesty / Susan O. Michelman193
31Hair as a battlefield for the soul / Elaine Sciolino199
32Men hear Saudi women's unmentionable details / Donna Abu-Nasr201
33The pared-down prom dress / Amy Merrick202
34Goodbye briefs, hello jammers / Rob Gray204
35Racy school fashions under fire / Melanie Kletter, Peter Braunstein206
36All that's bare is fit to wear, so why the stares? / Jenny Lyn Bader209
37Reveal or conceal? : examining the meaning of modesty in postmodern America / Susan O. Michelman210
Ch. 7Dress in the workplace / Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman217
38How personnel interviewers see women's job interview dress : a 2002 update / Mary Lynn Damhorst, Kelly Jondle, Kristi Youngberg225
39Casino gives workers look they can, must live with / Darlene Gavron Stevens234
40Female executives use fashion to send a business message / Carol Hymowitz237
41How black can you be? / Audrey Edwards239
42Just playing doctor? : shorter coats make residents feel naked / Calmetta Y. Coleman244
43Health to pay : pressures push jockeys to extremes for weight loss / Maryjean Wall246
44A clothing gift program for low-income women : corporate giving with an impact / Mary Lynn Damhorst, Harriet McLeod250
Ch. 8Dress from infancy to adolescence / Mary Lynn Damhorst260
45Playing dress-up : childhood memories of dress / Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman274
46Taking a new look at uniforms and their impact on schools / James Sterngold284
47The high cost of beauty : inside the world of baby pageants, where kids get early lessons in selling themselves / Jeannie Ralston286
48T'ween spirit / Tracy Bulla290
49The bully in the mirror / Stephen S. Hall293
50Pony party / Lucy Grealy303
51Shopping rebellion : what the kids want / Rebecca Mead307
52Reading, writing and body waxing / Patrick Healy315
53"Just became it's a white magazine ... doesn't make it a bad magazine" : African American readers and "mainstream" teen magazines / Lisa Duke317
Ch. 9Dressing throughout adulthood / Mary Lynn Damhorst330
54A new look at beauty, aging and power / Carol Lynn Mithers343
55True thighs / Amy Wallace348
56Move over, Tupperware : botox parties sweep the country / Ellen Creager352
57Ageism and the politics of beauty / Cynthia Rich355
58Older women's attitudes toward aging, appearance changes, and clothing / Joy M. Kozar359
59Inside a Moroccan bath / Hanan al-Shaykh363
Ch. 10Race and ethnicity / Susan O. Michelman371
60When Asian eyes are smiling / Lois-Ann Yamanaka377
61Generacion Latino / Helene Stapinski379
62My Jewish nose / Lisa Jervis384
63Complex issues of complexion still haunt blacks / Dawn Turner Trice387
64Hmong American new year's dress : the display of ethnicity / Annette Lynch388
65Black hair - black times / Vanessa Wickliffe396
Ch. 11Fashion as social process / Mary Lynn Damhorst403
66Refashioning the Hawaiian shirt / Marcia A. Morgado415
67What happened to fashion? / Teri Agins421
68Urban tactics : and Bloomingdale's returns his calls / Seth Kugel428
69Plus-size modeling : the industry, the market, and reflections as a professional in the image industry / Brecca A. Farr430
70As China's women change, marketers notice / Cris Prystay438
71The shadow designer / Arthur Lubow439
72In Tehran, boutiques stock hot outerwear under the counter / Farnaz Fassihi445
Ch. 12Dress and world religions / Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Susan O. Michelman448
73About face : an inside look at how women fared under Taliban oppression and what the future holds for them now / Richard Lacayo456
74The skullcap as fashion statement / Sarah Kershaw461
75For stylish orthodox women, wigs that aren't wiggy / Elizabeth Hayt463
76Worldly lessons / Lynda Edwards466
77Clothing, control, and women's agency : the mitigation of patriarchal power / Linda Boynton-Arthur470
78From habit to fashion : dress of Catholic women religious / Susan O. Michelman483
79Muslim doll offers image of modesty and self-esteem490
Ch. 13Dress and technological change / Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman492
80Bodies a la Carte : passionate for pulchritude, Latin American women are reshaping their form through plastic surgery / Lucien Chauvin, Andrew Downie, Uki Goni, Christina Hoag, Dolly Mascarenas501
81Chic at a click : eBay fashions a deal with designers / Shelly Branch, Nick Wingfield506
82The height of vanity / Richard Jones508
83Cutting edge humanity : with the help of digital photography and the Internet, caring surgeons rebuild the face of a Kosovo war victim / Jonathan Margolis511
84Socked by security : fancy shoes trip up business travelers / Daniel Golden516
85Ready-to-wear watchdogs : 'smart' garments keep track of vital signs, hide odor / Susan Warren519
86The man who makes the pictures perfect / Kate Betts521
Ch. 14Future trends / Mary Lynn Damhorst525

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