The Politics of Dress: Gender, Imperialism, and Modernity

Lecture Description

In Japan, dress–including clothing, hairstyles, and posture–has signified modernity, gender, class, and power since the late 19th century. Linked to all of these was imperialism. What did clothing and hairstyles often marked as “masculine” or “feminine,” or Western or Japanese indicate about the wearer, whether at home or in the public sector, in Japan or abroad (in the West or in Asia)?

CATEGORIES

Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Social and Cultural

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