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by Joanne B. Eicher,Michaele Thurgood Haynes


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Dressing Up Debutantes book.

Dressing Up Debutantes book. This book provides a significant contribution to the study of social elites in Western society through a material culture analysis of the Coronation costumes worn by the Euro-American debutantes. Set against the backdrop of a city undergoing many demographic, socioeconomic, and political changes, the themes of Coronation pageants represent the mythologized ethnic and class history which reinforces the hierarchical positioning of its participants. The royal robes serve as the canvas upon which this theme is carried out.

X, 180 pages : 24 cm. This book demonstrates how a material culture analysis of the coronation costumes worn by the Euro-American debutantes provides a significant contribution to the study of social elites in Western society. Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-174) and index. An introduction to San Antonio's Coronation - The history of San Antonio and Fiesta - The construction and maintenance of class and gender roles - "Catching the light" in the royal robes - Judgements and justifications - Appendix : Coronation themes.

Dressing up Debutantes is an excellent analysis of an event that almost everyone outside of Texas is unaware . I recommend this book to those who study the social meanings of dress

Dressing up Debutantes is an excellent analysis of an event that almost everyone outside of Texas is unaware o. .I recommend this book to those who study the social meanings of dress. ―The Annual Journal of the Costume Society of America.

Michaele Thurgood Haynes. Michaele Thurgood Haynes. x + 180 p. photographs, appendix, bibliography, index. Do you want to read the rest of this article?

ISSN: 1360-466X Previously published titles in the Series Helen Bradley Foster, New Raiments of Self: African American Clothing in the Antebellum South Claudine Griggs, S/he: Changing Sex and Changing Clothes Michaele Thurgood Haynes, Dressing Up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas Anne Brydon and Sandra Niesson, Consuming Fashion: Adorning the Transnational Body Dani Cavallaro and Alexandra Warwick, Fashioning the Frame .

by Michaele Thurgood Haynes. For ninety years, young society women in San Antonio, Texas have donned custom-designed dresses and trains to take part in the Coronation of a queen and her court

by Michaele Thurgood Haynes. For ninety years, young society women in San Antonio, Texas have donned custom-designed dresses and trains to take part in the Coronation of a queen and her court.

Dress, Body, Culture Texas Anne Brydon and Sandra Niesson, Consuming Fashion: Adorning the.

Dress, Body, Culture. Books in this provocative series seek to articulate the connections between culture and dress which is defined here in its broadest possible sense as any modification or supplement to the body. Interdisciplinary in approach, the series highlights the dialogue between identity and dress, cosmetics, coiffure, and body alterations as manifested in practices as varied as plastic surgery, tattooing, and ritual scarification. Texas Anne Brydon and Sandra Niesson, Consuming Fashion: Adorning the.

ISSN: 1360-466X Previously published in the Series Helen Bradley Foster, New Raiments of Self : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South Claudine Griggs, S/he: Changing Sex and Changing Clothes Michaele Thurgood Haynes, Dressing Up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas .

Issn: 1360-466x Previously published in the Series Helen Bradley Foster, New Raiments of Self : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South Claudine Griggs, S/he: Changing Sex and Changing Clothes Michaele Thurgood Haynes, Dressing Up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas Anne Brydon and .

For ninety years, young society women in San Antonio, Texas have donned custom-designed dresses and trains to take part in the Coronation of a queen and her court. These royal robes, which weigh fifty pounds and more and cost an average of $18,000, are highly embellished with rhinestones and beads. The Coronation is part of the ten-day, century-old festival celebrating the final battle of the 1836 Texas revolt against Mexico.This book provides a significant contribution to the study of social elites in Western society through a material culture analysis of the Coronation costumes worn by the Euro-American debutantes. Set against the backdrop of a city undergoing many demographic, socioeconomic, and political changes, the themes of Coronation pageants represent the mythologized ethnic and class history which reinforces the hierarchical positioning of its participants. The royal robes serve as the canvas upon which this theme is carried out. The Coronation, held in a city with a Hispanic majority, has come under attack for its elitism, but participation in it is still important for the old Euro-American aristocracy and for a very few extremely wealthy Hispanic families. Integral to the continuation of this increasingly contested tradition is the emotional appeal that wearing these intricately decorated gowns holds for participants.

Comments: (4)

Rolling Flipper
Reads like the dissertation it is
Gogal
Hard to find book. Was delivered just as promised.
Dreladred
While it may seem inappropriate for me to recommend a book my wife wrote, it is nonetheless an extremely useful contribution to the scholarly analysis of American festival royalty, a field not oversupplied with published studies. But I do want to warn potential buyers that only the first printing contains a signature of color plates. In the POD copies currently available as "new" the images are reproduced in black & white.
Nagis
A few years ago, a friend of mine moved to San Antonio, Texas. Every year at the end of April, San Antonio holds "Fiesta Week" and the one of the main events is the Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo. The Queen, the Princess and 24 Duchesses display the most unbelievable gowns made anywhere -- the trains alone are many feet long, and are covered with beads and rhinestones, all to illustrate an aspect of the theme of that year's coronation. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
This book is a serious sociological study of this event and its history, but it also sheds light on the context of Coronation within the history of San Antonio, with some surprising aspects -- read about "El Rey Feo", and the Hispanic community's response to Coronation. It is fascinating start to finish, and could only be improved by the addition of more illustrations.
Dressing Up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas (Dress, Body, Culture) download epub
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Author: Joanne B. Eicher,Michaele Thurgood Haynes
ISBN: 1859739393
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Language: English
Publisher: Berg Publishers; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 1998)
Pages: 256 pages