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An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality (Paperback)
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An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality (Paperback)

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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 12/06/2007
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Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the 'naughty but nice' feminine ideal that emerged in the twentieth century. Jill Fields' engaging, imaginative, and sophisticated history of twentieth-century lingerie tours the world of women's intimate apparel and arrives at nothing less than a sweeping view of twentieth-century women's history via the undergarments they wore. Illustrated throughout and drawing on a wealth of evidence from fashion magazines, trade periodicals, costume artifacts, Hollywood films, and the records of organized labor, "An Intimate Affair" is a provocative examination of the ways cultural meanings are orchestrated by the 'fashion-industrial complex,' and the ways in which individuals and groups embrace, reject, or derive meaning from these everyday, yet highly significant, intimate articles of clothing.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520252615
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

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