Monthly Archives: October 2012

Reading “Marx’s Coat” and Questioning “Clothing as Language”

Clothing keeps us warm and gives us identity. It allows us to abide by the dictates of modesty and to show our economic class. Clothing can also play a key if often underappreciated role in world history, as Peter Stallybrass … Continue reading

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French Fashions and the Development of Modern Western Consumerism: What Nineteenth-Century Clothing Can Teach Us about History and Ourselves

Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century by Philippe Perrot is a fascinating piece of cultural history that comprehensively surveys the evolution of Western dress, both male and female, with an emphasis on the period from … Continue reading

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Flirting for Funding: Starting a Romance with Visitors, Garnering Money from Donors, and Other Illuminating Dispatches from the Field of Public History

Flirting for Funding: Starting a Romance with Visitors, Garnering Money from Donors, and Other Illuminating Dispatches from the Field of Public History¬† ¬† Puttingon an exhibition requires a wide range of talents including those of the researcher,writer, fundraiser, psychologist, promoter, … Continue reading

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