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Scottish Dress in the Construction of Ethnic Identity

Authors
  • Tara C. Crane (University of Missouri)
  • Jean A. Hamilton (University of Missouri)
  • Laurel E. Wilson (University of Missouri)

Abstract

Once an individual adopts Scottish-American as his or her ethnic identity, how does he or she go about taking ownership in that ethnicity? This research proposes some answers to this question. Specifically, the role of dress in the construction of ethnic feelings is discussed. The issues of salience of ethnicity to one's self-definition and the degree of connectedness to that ethnic identity are also addressed.

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Crane, T. C., Hamilton, J. A. & Wilson, L. E., (1998) “Scottish Dress in the Construction of Ethnic Identity”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(1).

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31 Dec 1998
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