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dc.contributor.authorFong, Angela
dc.description1 broadside. Original designed using Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThe kimono has been a site of political Interest since feudal times. When the bakufu (government) instituted regulations on clothing color, cut, pattern, materials & when they can be worn for members of each class. Today’s kimono originated from the samurai class, as evidenced by its stiffness, the many parts required for a complete ensamble & its association with formality. Kimono has also come to be the symbol for wafuku (wa, japanese; fuku, clothes), although many working-class traditional garments are still worn today, many more forms of wafuku have been de-legitimatized in Japan’s nation-building (& history-making), which focused on the cultivation of samurai (middle class) tastes & values.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology and Human Development and Social Relations (HDSR). Hightower Symposium, 2016.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Hightower Symposium Presentations Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleThe Kimono as an Invented Tradition: Class, Gender & Nationhooden_US

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    Sociology/Anthropology and Human Development & Social Relations (HDSR) students formally present their SIPs at the Hightower Symposium in senior spring. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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