I’ve also looked at the invention of ‘national costume’ in Latin America. ‘Nationalism and National Costume in Spanish America’, which appeared in The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, explains how and why the outfits of gauchos and the Mexican ‘china poblana’ began to be celebrated as national. Beauty pageants also feature in the analysis.
All Relevant Publications
|2008||Scholarship||Book||The Return of the Native: Indians and Myth-Making in Spanish America, 1810–1930||Duke University Press||Link|
|2007||Scholarship||Book Chapter||Nationalism and National Costume in Spanish America in The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas||Sussex Academic Press||Link|
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