"[The book] is a series of excellent academic papers which have been the result of much detailed research and describes, separately, the background to this research, all of which took place in the United States of America." --Costume
"Few editions offer such coherent and internally varied coverage of their subject . . . This will become an indispensable text for academic experts and the interested lay reader alike on the dressed worlds of denominations, sects, cults and religious orders." --Journal of Contemporary Religion
"This volume constitutes an important precursor for an emerging field, examining how tensions between socioreligious communities and individual bodies are often played out in dress." --American Ethnologist
"Scholarship reflects varied use of archival documents, participant observation, and in-depth interviews . . . promises to stimulate readers to pursue more in-depth investigations and penetrating analyses of dress, religious life, gender identity, and agency." --Dress
"In bringing a religious dimension to the study of dress/body/material culture, [this book] goes some way to demonstrating the substantive state of the art in this increasingly fashionable yet under-worked area." --Body and Society
About the Author
Linda B. Arthur is a Professor and Department Chair, Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, Washington State University.