Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation

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Born in the late 19th century, jazz gained mainstream popularity during a volatile period of racial segregation and gender inequality. It was in these adverse conditions that jazz performers discovered the power of dress as a visual tool used to defy mainstream societal constructs, shaping a new fashion and style aesthetic. Fashion and Jazz is the first study to identify the behaviours, signs and meanings that defined this newly evolving subculture. Drawing on fashion studies and cultural theory, the book provides an in ...

Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation 2015, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780857851277

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Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation 2015, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780857851260

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