Showing 1-1 of 1
By: Perrot, Philippe
Publisher: Princeton University Press: May 1994
Seller ID: 321007
Condition: Used - Very Good
When department stores like Le Bon March first opened their doors in mid-nineteenth-century Paris, shoppers were offered more than racks of ready-made frock coats and crinolines. They were given the chance to acquire a lifestyle as well--that of the bourgeoisie. Wearing proper clothing encouraged proper behavior, went the prevailing belief.
Available now for the first time in English, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie was one of the first extensive studies to explain a culture's sociology through the seemingly simple issue of the choice of clothing. Philippe Perrot shows, throug...