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zoot suits

bizarre outfits with the “reet pleats” (1940s). [Am. Hist.: Sann, 275]
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Examining the racial stereotypes promoted in the newspapers, Escobedo does not avoid the painful pressure that zoot suit culture, Pachuca identity, and crime placed on Mexican American families who desperately sought to control their children.
Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicana Movement (2011), From Coveralls to Zoot Suits stresses the value and power of oral history.
Roomy rack suits were also purchased at men's clothing stores and taken to local tailors and seamstresses for alteration into zoot suits.
Lo que representa el zoot suit es la integracion racial en Estados Unidos, porque era el uso de un traje que le correspondia a dos grupos, empezo con los afroamericanos, luego los chicanos lo adaptaron a su estilo, le dieron el nombre de 'tacuche'.
The zoot suit, generating the connotations of slang, swing, leisure, dysfunction, and urbanism because of its visibility in night clubs, and through jazz musicians, and riots, also constituted, like gangster movies, bracero youths' response to white paranoia and white projection of bracero youths as deviants.
He wears tailor-made zoot suits and renames himself "Blackie," "Little Louie," and "Diamonds.
Pagan canvassed the available evidence, including later events such as the Zoot Suit riots in which U.
COUNSELING THE MENTALLY ILL AND COMFORTING DYING AIDS SUFFERERS ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK is not the usual prelude to launching your own line of zoot suits and Latino fashions, but that's the route Craig Pena took when he and business partner Jay Salas both left careers in social work and launched Suavecito Apparel Co.
They spared no expense, with a Hawaiian-themed bar on stage, a backdrop of New York's skyline and some dapper zoot suits.
The book explores consumption through commercial sites (from department stores to dancehalls), objects of desire (from zoot suits to pin-ups) as well as through processes of consumer work as diverse as shoplifting a nd lesbian readings of fashion magazines.
concert, the group brought out hundreds of young fans, decked out in everything from zoot suits and wingtips to feathers and fedoras.