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dc.contributor.advisorTyner, Keila E.
dc.contributor.authorLarson, Larissa Faith ( )
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-22T16:34:00Z
dc.date.available2012-06-22T16:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.citationLarson, L. F. (2012). Fashioning the self: An exploration of appearance management practices among French and American women (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4171
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, May 2012.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhile there have been many non-fiction best-sellers about French women, there are not any scholarly articles that examine how French and American women compare in their appearance management practices. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to interview French and American women about where, when, how, why and with who they shop, how they think of style and fashion, how and where they are influenced and how their lifestyle affects their style and to then compare their answers. Findings revealed a diverse array of appearance management practices among women from both the U.S. and France with similarities and differences existing between the two cultures. Fashion and style were defined similarly across both cultures and their shopping patterns seemed to be more personality based rather than culturally dependent. The key differences between the American and French were in the ways in which the women derived their sources of information and validation of their appearances with American women seeking validation from others around them and French women relying less on the approval of others in constructing their appearances.en_US
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dc.format.extent34 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAppearance
dc.subjectFashion
dc.subjectFashion merchandising
dc.subjectFrench
dc.subjectFrance
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectDress Appearance management
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dc.titleFashioning the Self: An Exploration of Appearance Management Practices Among French and American Womenen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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