Zoot Suit

Focusing on the most notorious fashion of the 1940s, Zoot Suit traces its enigmatic career during World War II and after, as it spread from Harlem across the United States and around the world. In so doing, this book offers a new perspective on youth culture and the politics of style.

Zoot Suit
The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style

Kathy Peiss

2011 | 248 pages | Cloth $24.95 | Paper $19.95
American History | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Making the Suit Zoot
2 Going to Extremes
3 Into the Public Eye
4 From Rags to Riot
5 Reading the Riddle
6 Zooting Around the World
Aftermath

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments