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Fashion and Its Social Agendas by Diana Crane
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fashion-history, sexuality-gender

This book was so good! Lots of statistics-- which as any fashion reader knows is pretty uncommon-- of class, social, and monetary indicators, some of which suggested conclusions different from what I'd believed. Well organized chapters in approximate chronological order that concentrated on class struggles, gender discrepancies in spending, wearing, and reading fashion images, etc. It weakened a bit in the last chapter or two as Crane struggled to distill late 20th century fashion complexities, but I'll forgive her that, the rest was so impressive.
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September 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
September 24, 2008 – Shelved
September 24, 2008 – Shelved as: fashion-history
September 24, 2008 – Shelved as: sexuality-gender

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