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The Latin American Fashion Reader


Brian Turner

Randolph-Macon College
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The Latin American Fashion Reader, edited by Regina A. Root, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at The College of William and Mary, received the Arthur P. Whitaker Prize at the MACLAS XXVII in Ponce, Puerto Rico, for the best book published by a MACLAS member in 2004-2005. The volume is the first to focus on Latin America in the Berg series “Dress, Body, Culture.” It includes seventeen essays by specialists in history, anthropology, literature, women’s studies, textiles and clothing, design and merchandising, and Latin American studies and civilization. The essays range cross-temporally from the colonial period to the contemporary fashion industry. While covering an extraordinary range of topics and cultural forms, the volume successfully weaves together the authors’ sophisticated theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches.
How to Cite: Turner, B., (2007). The Latin American Fashion Reader. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 20(1), pp.138–139. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 2007.


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