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Appropriate[Ing] Dress: Women's Rhetorical Style in Nineteenth-Century America

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Carol Mattingly examines the importance of dress and appearance for nineteenth-century women speakers and explores how women appropriated gendered conceptions of dress and appearance to define the struggle for representation and power that is rhetoric. Although crucial to women’s effectiveness as speakers, Mattingly notes, appearance has been ignored because it was taken f ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Southern Illinois University Press
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