In the course of the nineteenth century shawls underwent a radical change, turning from items of clothing lacking specific connotations to a badge of ethnicity. The essay explores this process of transformation in literary texts, investigating how Jewish American writers represented fashion as a symbolic identitarian space where ethnic subjects could invent new American identities.

"Redefining American Womanhood: Shawls in Nineteenth-Century Literature"

SCACCHI, ANNA
2014

Abstract

In the course of the nineteenth century shawls underwent a radical change, turning from items of clothing lacking specific connotations to a badge of ethnicity. The essay explores this process of transformation in literary texts, investigating how Jewish American writers represented fashion as a symbolic identitarian space where ethnic subjects could invent new American identities.
2014
Fashioning the Nineteenth Century. Habits of Being 3
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