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Dress to Protest

Title: Dress to Protest: An Examination of Clothing as a Tool in Social Protest .
Name(s): Price, Savannah, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2017-04-20
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Groups and individuals use clothing and dress as a mechanism of protesting, this study seeks to investigate the impact of the dress choices of a protest movement on their overall image. Two groups from the Civil Rights Movement and two from the Women’s Rights Movement during the mid to late 20th century: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), The Black Panther Party (BPP), The National Organization for Women (NOW), and the Redstockings all exemplify the impact of including dress as a strategic component of protest. Each group chose and used clothing that aligned with their respective messages and dress furthered their images. SCLC and NOW fought for equality, to even the stakes between marginalized groups and those possessing privilege, and they dressed in appropriate fashion of the times to support this. In contrast, the BPP and the Redstockings advocated more radical programs in comparison to their movement counterparts in this paper and their chosen outfits railed against the grain the same way their messages did. The clothing supported the messages of each group, and the choice to dress in a way that society deemed respectable for the time versus a more radical dress clearly affected the movements.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1492901281 (IID)
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Price, S. (2017). Dress to Protest: An Examination of Clothing as a Tool in Social Protest . Retrieved from