Politics Through T-Shirts: A History of Protest, a Study of Digital Public History Methodologies and Open-Source Curating
MetadataShow full item record
The T-shirt, as it exists in the twenty-first century, is a staple in every wardrobe across the United States. Since it’s rise to popularity in the 1950s, it has been used a symbol of rebellion and dissent of the youth. Politics Through T-Shirts: A History of Protest, is a narrative driven digital exhibition that examines the transformation of the T-shirt from a humble utilitarian garment into a means of protest. It exists as a mediator between fashion and social movements, an exemplifier of the ever changing context of ordinary clothing in North American society. Protest Through T-Shirts demonstrates both the benefits of digital exhibitions as well as its detriments. This thesis addresses the development of fashion curation and the digital methods used to display clothing. The importance of ordinary clothing is becoming more apparent as the apparel industry continues to grow. Clothing is something that connects us all, as the first thing we do every morning is get dressed.
Cite this version of the work
Elaine Jones (2021). Politics Through T-Shirts: A History of Protest, a Study of Digital Public History Methodologies and Open-Source Curating. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/16830
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
From Wool to Warp and Weft: Approaching Ancient Greek Textile Work through Experimental Archaeology Bechal, Tatianna (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-19)Due to the perishable nature of the work performed by women throughout much of ancient history, little physical evidence survives to study directly. This research is an exploration of the process of wool-working employed ...
The Queer Eternal September: LGBTQ Identity on the Early Internet and Web McTavish, Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-21)This dissertation examines the expression of queer identity and community on the early internet and web, and suggests a methodology for working with archived internet and web sources when exploring the history of marginalized ...
Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada Stettner, Shannon; Ahmad, Aalya; Anderson, Tracey L.; Cawthorne, Jane; Cooke, Peggy; Dea, Shannon; Egan, Carolyn; Gardner, Linda; Gillespie, Laura; Haynes, Sterling; Hornbeck, E.K.; Hurley, Clarrisa; James, Dr.; Kang, H. Bindy K.; Unknown, Kristen; Lochwin, Natalie; Unknown, Mackenzie; MacQuarrie, Colleen; Miller, Ruth; Mintz, Judith; Mullan, Erin; Rinaldi, Jen; Roberts, Sadie; Solomon, Martha; Stote, Karen; Van der Graaf, Nick; Wagner, Bernadette; Wersheler, Laura; West, Shannon; Wiebe, Ellen; Woolford, Jess (Athabasca University Press, 2016)Until the late 1960s, the authorities on abortion were for the most part men—politicians, clergy, lawyers, physicians, all of whom had an interest in regulating women’s bodies. Even today, when we hear women speak publicly ...