Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

Sex and Unisex Fashion Feminism and the Sexual Revolution Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music the s and s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution In an era when g

  • Title: Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution
  • Author: Jo B. Paoletti
  • ISBN: 9780253015969
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry responded in kind DeNotorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry responded in kind Designers from Paris to Hollywood imagined a future of equality and androgyny The unisex movement affected all ages, with adult fashions trickling down to school aged children and clothing for infants Between 1965 and 1975, girls and women began wearing pants to school boys enjoyed a brief peacock revolution, sporting bold colors and patterns and legal battles were fought over hair style and length However, with the advent of Diane Von Furstenberg s wrap dress and the launch of Victoria s Secret, by the mid 1980s, unisex styles were nearly completely abandoned Jo B Paoletti traces the trajectory of unisex fashion against the backdrop of the popular issues of the day from contraception access to girls participation in sports Combing mass market catalogs, newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, and trade publications for signs of the fashion debates, Paoletti provides a multigenerational study of the white space between or beyond masculine and feminine.

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    1 thought on “Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution”

    1. Disclaimer -- I am a friend of the author.This is a scholarly and simultaneously accessible work about the unisex movement in gender, which prior to this book I wasn't really aware of, although I wore and saw other people wear those clothes as a child in the 1970s. It is an exploration of how clothing reflects gender and individuality. As someone who does not spend much time thinking about clothes or fashion, I was amazed at how much there is to learn about people and culture from fashion and cl [...]

    2. It wasn't bad, I just didn't learn anything interesting other than that The Gap was named after the generation gap and it initially sold albums and every size of Levis.

    3. I really enjoyed reading this book. It gave me a lot of information and perspective on the 60's/70's and sexual revolution. Overall I felt this book had a fairly good balance between an entertaining “popular sociology” read and an academic one. The discussion of fashion and social trends is interesting for a general reader. However, the author does go in to detail regarding clothing patterns, marketing, and consumerism that is mostly academic. People who are more geeky when it comes to fashi [...]

    4. For readers interested in non-fictional critical theory books on gender, I would highly recommend. A more specialised book, but Paoletti raises some new perspectives on gender. Some chapters for me were more interesting than others, but all easy to read, without a hugely bias opinion.

    5. I thought this was a pretty interesting book, with a fair number of things I didn't know or had never paid attention to at any rate. It was worth my read. *I received this book for free through the Good Reads First Reads program.

    6. I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The subject matter is very interesting, however it does indeed read like a textbook and I feel like that doesn't do the content justice.

    7. I read this book for my own upcoming book Lovescape. i just flipped through it. I got it from library. of couse a good book. I dint go into that much detail but i loved it. particularly, in south Asian context, sexuality, fashion, feminism and gender have strong connections. I was working on this idea for my dressed nation. certainly this book has well grounded premise for my upcoming work. a good book, tha tells you sexuality, fashion and feminism in a globalized context.

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