Common Threads: A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism (Hardback)Sally Dwyer-McNulty (author)
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Drawing on insights from the study of material culture and of lived religion, Dwyer-McNulty demonstrates how the visual lexicon of clothing in Catholicism can indicate gender ideology, age, and class. Indeed, clothing itself has become a kind of Catholic language, whether expressing shared devotional experiences or entwined with debates about education, authority, and the place of religion in American society.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm
Edition: New edition
Dwyer-McNulty traces how religious dress evolved in America.--Boston Globe
[Dwyer-McNulty] has broken open a wealth of significance behind a highly visible aspect of the lived experience of U.S. Catholics.--American Historical Review
Catholic and American cultural studies at its best.--Magistra: Journal of Women's Spirituality In History
Recommended. All levels/libraries.--Choice
A compelling analysis of how the members of a subculture within American society have utilized appearance to negotiate their status.--Journal of American Culture
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