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Dress And Morality

Author : Aileen Ribeiro
ISBN : 185973782X
Genre : Design
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Moralists have raged throughout history against various fashions for being too short, too long, too tight, too loose or too costly. Highlighting the times when choice of dress was a moral minefield, this enlightening and entertaining book looks at fashion extremes over the centuries, from the sexual display of the codpiece through to corsets, crinolines and décolletage. Providing a sharp and humorous look at the outright risqué as well as the grotesquely exaggerated and even the repulsive, Ribeiro shows how dress has functioned variously as a vehicle of righteousness or turpitude and as an expression of sexuality, class or social status. In 747 St Boniface deemed wide stripes and scarlet borders to incite lust and ruination of the soul. Well over a millennium later immodest dress ranked high in Jesuit Father Bernard Vaughan's book on the sins of society. Medical practitioners once labelled the v-necked top, now a standard style, 'the pneumonia neckline'. Was it the force of society or sheer vanity of fashion that drove women to wear sleeves the size of balloons? Are sexual boundaries between dress worn by men and women diminishing? What morals still bind us to our Judeo-Christian heritage and lead us to express ourselves through appearances?Lavishly illustrated and packed with countless thought-provoking quotes, Dress and Morality is an in-depth exploration of the comical vanities and social etiquettes associated with dress in the past. At last here is the much-anticipated updated edition of this classic book.

Dress And Morality In Romania

Author : Iulia Gheorghiu
ISBN : 1361034149
Genre : Social Science
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This dissertation, "Dress and Morality in Romania" by Iulia, Gheorghiu, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: This thesis is an empirical study of the morality of dress in Romania. Based on participant and non-participant observation in retail and wholesale settings as well as eighty in-depth interviews conducted throughout eleven months of fieldwork with Romanian merchants and consumers from the capital city, two cities and two towns, it argues that dress speaks to agents' identity, it inscribes their choices in social order, it classifies them and acts as an index of their moral worth. By looking at four types of clothing (non-branded, new authentic brand item, counterfeit brand item and preowned brand item), this thesis argues that the morality of dress is informed by both its physical and social properties. Moreover, it argues that the physical properties of dress become morally and socially charged and shape its worth. Furthermore, this thesis argues that dress is used as a prop for presentability and as an implement to gain an edge in social interaction. It argues that the morality of place is translated into notions of worth of objects and agents. It looks at claims of entitlement agents lay in their consumption of branded commodities and the way their accounts become objectified in the portrait of the morally aware consumer. At the same time, it deals with the importance of dress as a cue of interaction and the role it plays in the negotiation of social order. Last but not least, it addresses the ability of dress not only to further social interaction, but also to limit and contain it. Subjects: Clothing and dress - Social aspects - Romania

Medieval Clothing And Costumes

Author : Margaret Scott
ISBN : 082393991X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the role of clothing in medieval society and discusses trends in clothing styles and the characteristic dress of different classes of people.

Sweet And Clean?

Author : Susan North
ISBN : 9780192598202
Genre : History
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Sweet and Clean? challenges the widely held beliefs on bathing and cleanliness in the past. For over thirty years, the work of the French historian, George Vigarello, has been hugely influential on early modern European social history, describing an aversion to water and bathing, and the use of linen underwear as the sole cleaning agent for the body. However, these concepts do not apply to early modern England. Sweet and Clean? analyses etiquette and medical literature, revealing repeated recommendations to wash or bathe in order to clean the skin. Clean linen was essential for propriety but advice from medical experts was contradictory. Many doctors were convinced that it prevented the spread of contagious diseases, but others recommended flannel for undergarments, and a few thought changing a fever patient's linens was dangerous. The methodology of material culture helps determine if and how this advice was practiced. Evidence from inventories, household accounts and manuals, and surviving linen garments tracks underwear through its life-cycle of production, making, wearing, laundering, and final recycling. Although the material culture of washing bodies is much sparser, other sources, such as the Old Bailey records, paint a more accurate picture of cleanliness in early modern England than has been previously described. The contrasting analyses of linen and bodies reveal what histories material culture best serves. Finally, what of the diseases-plague, smallpox, and typhus-that cleanliness of body and clothes were thought to prevent? Did following early modern medical advice protect people from these illnesses?

Dress And Morality In Romania

Author : Iulia Gheorghiu
ISBN : 1361034157
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This dissertation, "Dress and Morality in Romania" by Iulia, Gheorghiu, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: This thesis is an empirical study of the morality of dress in Romania. Based on participant and non-participant observation in retail and wholesale settings as well as eighty in-depth interviews conducted throughout eleven months of fieldwork with Romanian merchants and consumers from the capital city, two cities and two towns, it argues that dress speaks to agents' identity, it inscribes their choices in social order, it classifies them and acts as an index of their moral worth. By looking at four types of clothing (non-branded, new authentic brand item, counterfeit brand item and preowned brand item), this thesis argues that the morality of dress is informed by both its physical and social properties. Moreover, it argues that the physical properties of dress become morally and socially charged and shape its worth. Furthermore, this thesis argues that dress is used as a prop for presentability and as an implement to gain an edge in social interaction. It argues that the morality of place is translated into notions of worth of objects and agents. It looks at claims of entitlement agents lay in their consumption of branded commodities and the way their accounts become objectified in the portrait of the morally aware consumer. At the same time, it deals with the importance of dress as a cue of interaction and the role it plays in the negotiation of social order. Last but not least, it addresses the ability of dress not only to further social interaction, but also to limit and contain it. Subjects: Clothing and dress - Social aspects - Romania

Saint Pauls Magazine

Author : Anthony Trollope
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211419317
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Saint Pauls Afterw The Saint Pauls Magazine Ed By A Trollope

Author : Anthony Trollope
ISBN : OXFORD:555012958
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Behaviour A Manual Of Manners And Morals

Author : Thomas Low Nichols
ISBN : OXFORD:600082589
Genre : Human behavior
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Imagining Gender Nation And Consumerism In Magazines Of The 1920s

Author : Rachael Alexander
ISBN : 9781785273483
Genre : History
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Offering the first comparative study of 1920s’ US and Canadian print cultures, ‘Imagining Gender, Nation and Consumerism in Magazines of the 1920s’ comparatively examines the highly influential ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ (1883–2014) and the often-overlooked ‘Canadian Home Journal’ (1905–1958). Firmly grounded in the latest advances in periodical studies, the book provides a timely contribution to the field in its presentation of a transferrable transnational approach to the study of magazines. While Canadian magazines have often been viewed, unflatteringly and inaccurately, as merely derivative of their American counterparts, Rachel Alexander asserts the value of an even-handed consideration of both. Such an approach acknowledges the complexity of these magazines as collaborative texts, cultural artefacts and commercial products, revealing that while these magazines shared certain commonalities, they functioned in differing – at times unexpected – ways. During the 1920s, both magazines were changing rapidly in response to technological modernity, altering gender economies and the burgeoning of consumer culture. ‘Imagining Gender, Nation, and Consumerism in Magazines of the 1920s’ explores the influences, tensions and interests that informed the magazines’ construction of their audience of middle-class women as readers, consumers and citizens.

Muffs And Morals

Author : Pearl Binder
ISBN : CORNELL:31924014460616
Genre : Civilization
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The Slaves Of The Needle; An Exposure Of The Distressed Condition Moral And Physical Of Dress Makers Milliners Embroiderers Slop Workers C

Author : Ralph Barnes GRINDROD
ISBN : BL:A0019624272
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Good Morals And Gentle Manners

Author : Alexander Murdock Gow
ISBN : WISC:89094563491
Genre : American wit and humor
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Values Political Action And Change In The Middle East And The Arab Spring

Author : Mansoor Moaddel
ISBN : 9780190269111
Genre : Psychology
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Although many have tried, the spontaneity of the Arab Spring uprisings and the unpredictability of its diverse geographical outcomes have resisted explanation. For social scientists, part of the challenge has been how to effectively measure and analyze the empirical data, while another obstacle has been a lack of attention to the worldviews, value orientations, and long-term concerns from the people of the Middle East and North Africa. In order to meet these challenges head-on, Mansoor Moaddel and Michele J. Gelfand have assembled an international team of experts to explore and employ a new and diverse set of frameworks in order to explain the dynamics of cross-national variation, values, political engagement, morality, and development in these regions. To this end, the authors address a wide range of questions, such as: To what extent do recent events reflect changes in values among the Middle Eastern publics? Are youth uniformly more supportive of change than the rest of the population? To what extent are changes in values connected to changes in identities? How do we explain the process of change in the long term? As Moaddel and Gelfand remark in their book's introduction, "Our hope is that this collective effort will not only contribute to the development of the social sciences in the Middle East and North Africa, but also to practical political actions and public policies that serve social tolerance and harmony, peace, and economic prosperity for the people of the region."

Hitchcock S Moral Gaze

Author : R. Barton Palmer
ISBN : 9781438463865
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Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films. In his essays and interviews, Alfred Hitchcock was guarded about substantive matters of morality, preferring instead to focus on discussions of technique. That has not, however, discouraged scholars and critics from trying to work out what his films imply about such moral matters as honesty, fidelity, jealousy, courage, love, and loyalty. Through discussions and analyses of such films as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Frenzy, the contributors to this book strive to throw light on the way Hitchcock depicts a moral—if not amoral or immoral—world. Drawing on perspectives from film studies, philosophy, literature, and other disciplines, they offer new and compelling interpretations of the filmmaker’s moral gaze and the inflection point it provides for modern cinema.

The Friend

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ISBN : HARVARD:AH6FGI
Genre : Society of Friends
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The Scientific Basis Of Morals

Author : William Kingdon Clifford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024627866
Genre : Ethics
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Cyclopedia Of Moral And Religious Anecdotes

Author : Kazlitt Arvine
ISBN : UOM:39015006570652
Genre : Anecdotes
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Clothing Gandhi S Nation

Author : Lisa N. Trivedi
ISBN : 9780253116789
Genre : History
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In Clothing Gandhi's Nation, Lisa Trivedi explores the making of one of modern India's most enduring political symbols, khadi: a homespun, home-woven cloth. The image of Mohandas K. Gandhi clothed simply in a loincloth and plying a spinning wheel is familiar around the world, as is the sight of Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and other political leaders dressed in "Gandhi caps" and khadi shirts. Less widely understood is how these images associate the wearers with the swadeshi movement -- which advocated the exclusive consumption of indigenous goods to establish India's autonomy from Great Britain -- or how khadi was used to create a visual expression of national identity after Independence. Trivedi brings together social history and the study of visual culture to account for khadi as both symbol and commodity. Written in a clear narrative style, the book provides a cultural history of important and distinctive aspects of modern Indian history.

Moral Geography

Author : Amy DeRogatis
ISBN : 0231127898
Genre : Religion
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With a foreword by Edward O. Wilson, this book brings together internationally known experts from the scientific, societal, and conservation policy areas who address policy responses to the problem of biodiversity loss: how to determine conservation priorities in a scientific fashion, how to weigh the long-term, often hidden value of conservation against the more immediate value of land development, the need for education in areas of rapid population growth, and how lack of knowledge about biodiversity can impede conservation efforts. United in their belief that conservation of biological diversity is a primary concern of humankind, the contributing authors address the full scope of global biodiversity and its decline -- the threatened marine life and extinction of many mammals in the modern era in relation to global patterns of development, and the implications of biodiversity loss for human health, agricultural productivity, and the economy. The Living Planet in Crisis is the result of a conference of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.

The True And The Beautiful In Nature Art Morals And Religion Selected From The Works Of John Ruskin

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : HARVARD:HW229L
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