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dc.contributor.advisorAdomaitis, Alyssa Dana
dc.contributor.authorSotolongo, Michelle M. ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-07T16:57:58Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:34Z
dc.date.issued2007-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationSotolongo, M. M. (2007). What would Jesus wear?: The fashioning of the cross (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3329
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2007.
dc.description.abstractThe use of the Cross in a non-religious, dress-related context has been the norm in contemporary society for the past several decades. However, the Cross is a historically sacred symbol of Christianity. The conflict presented by these divergent uses of the Cross in dress suggests that individuals choose to redefine the nature of this symbol from sacred to secular. Public figures, such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Naomi Campbell, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Hurley, and Paris Hilton, have all attracted attention by their wearing of the Cross. The transitional use and connotation of religious symbols is not novel. A review of related research details the purpose of dress and symbols in appearance management. Having an understanding of prominent researchers in this field and their respective work provides a milieu for investigating the use of the Cross by college-peers in a public, dress-related context. The data collection procedure for this study was a semi-structured interview. Information from the interviews emphasizes the perceptions these college peers have about themselves and others regarding the Cross and what role that symbolic interaction plays.en_US
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dc.format.extent78 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFashionen_US
dc.subjectDressen_US
dc.subjectCrossen_US
dc.subjectSymbolen_US
dc.subjectSymbolic interactionen_US
dc.subjectFashion statementen_US
dc.subjectMadonnaen_US
dc.subjectAccessoriesen_US
dc.titleWhat Would Jesus Wear?: The Fashioning of the Crossen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPenn, Beverly
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineInternational Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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