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Love will never be rationed: World War II bridal apparel

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Laurel E. Janke en_US
dc.contributor.author Hasty, Ashley B., 1985-
dc.contributor.other University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertations en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-18T19:19:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-18T19:19:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.submitted 2011 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other HastyA-101012-D5100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15775
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 18, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Laurel Wilson en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences. en_US
dc.description "May 2011" en_US
dc.description.abstract Wedding gowns have elicited unequaled excitement through costume history. Little girls dream of their wedding days while recreating the fairytale marriage of Cinderella and Prince Charming using Barbie and Ken dolls. Wedding gowns are often the most treasured garments in a woman's wardrobe and are rarely given or thrown away. Even in times of economic disparity, the wedding dress was often a woman's “best dress.” This study investigates factors influencing choice of bridal apparel during World War II. Little systematic research has been done in this area. A description of these factors is postured through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. This review identifies these works and discusses their significance. The themes that follow directly correspond to the four objectives of this study, painting a picture of the environment in which our study unfolds. The results section of this study identifies four themes that articulate the dynamics influencing wedding apparel during the Second World War. The four themes identified are social, logistical, rational, and sentimental. The social dynamic consists of advice provided through perceived market authorities. Logistical challenges consisted of difficulties arising from the physical locations and transportation of people and goods directly related to the wedding ceremony. Social and logistical concerns contributed to rational considerations, which are described as personal inclinations to make concessions regarding wedding attire. Sentimental considerations arise from the thoughts and emotions of a bride toward her wedding apparel. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 105 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2011 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject bridal apparel en_US
dc.subject social dynamic en_US
dc.subject logistical challenge en_US
dc.subject war rationing en_US
dc.title Love will never be rationed: World War II bridal apparel en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Human environmental sciences en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US


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