While the Thea Sisters are on a tropical vacation in the Bahamas, they find an old pirate map! Could it lead to treasure? Thats a question the five mice are eager to answer! They venture onto the sparkling Caribbean Sea to follow the map. Its a dazzling adventure!
The way a society deals with hair speaks volumes about its structures, its wealth, and its values. How is hair arranged? Is it left long or cut short? How often is it washed? Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender?
This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. Long's purpose in writing was to keep English coiffeurs informed about the goings-on in the world of fashion and hairdressing in France, and especially in Paris. In doing so he has provided us with a personal cultural history of the world's most fashionable city in a period that stretches from the end of the Belle Epoque, through the First World War, and into the opening year of the Roaring Twenties. His investigation of hairstyles and fashion inevitably leads him to a fascinating discussion of important historical issues: the 'true' nature of Woman; the genesis and democratization of fashion; and popular attitudes towards hygiene. With his engaging literary style Long invites us to think about consumer habits and technology, notions of fashion and cleanliness, and changing ideals of femininity and the social order.
Students and scholars of history, fashion and French society will enjoy these rich and revealing accounts of what hair means to identity and culture.
A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion.
Volume 1: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD), edited by Mary Harlow
Each volume discusses the same key themes in its chapters:
This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.
Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on dress and fashion through history.
Focusing on Cardiff, the capital city of Wales in the UK, this book reflects on contemporary small European cities, their development, characteristics, and present struggles. Following a century where it was dubbed the worlda (TM)s a "coaltropolisa (TM), the decline in demand for coal meant that Cardiff endured an acute process of de-industrialisation. In seeking to address this and the related high levels of unemployment, it has since experienced a process of cultural and social reinvention since the 1980s and more significantly since Wales turned into a devolved nation in the late 1990s. Cardiffa (TM)s development from a small port into a capital city is examined and special attention is paid to the citya (TM)s cultural and social transformation in recent decades that has relied on the expansion of specific clusters (formal culture, civil society, consumer culture, public art(s), and the culture and creative industries), which have been decisive for the transformation of its cultural identity and contributes to shaping individual and collective identities in the city. Cardiff epitomises a quintessential case of urban reinvention, cultural regeneration, and social transformation, lying between two apparently contradictory paradigms: the need to respond to global demands and the effort to maintain its cultural distinctiveness and Welsh roots. Therefore, it sets the discussion for a wider reflection on small cities, especially in the European setting, and what generally characterises these cities: their liveability, cultural creativity, and community empowerment as well as the fact that they facilitate mobility and social interaction. These worldly cities, and the book contends, present interesting opportunities and challenges at the urban, economic, social and cultural levels that rely on more human-scale, people-based approaches to cities, thus defying existing urban hierarchies and categorisations.
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