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Book Title: Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America|
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The author of the book: Jo B. Paoletti
Edition: Indiana University Press
Date of issue: January 22nd 2012
ISBN 13: 9780253001177
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Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising shifts in attitudes toward color as a mark of gender in American children's clothing. She chronicles the decline of the white dress for both boys and girls, the introduction of rompers in the early 20th century, the gendering of pink and blue, the resurgence of unisex fashions, and the origins of today's highly gender-specific baby and toddler clothing.
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Read information about the authorMy interest in the history of dress began in childhood, as I turned the pages of the illustrations in volume D (for Dress) in our World Book. Clothing has always seemed like the perfect window into the real lives of the past; studying what people wore gives us an intimate look into everyday life. For the last thirty years, I have been focusing on how our clothing conveys our gender, especially for children.
I have taught at the University of Maryland since 1976, first in the textiles department and later in American studies. My teaching areas are consumer culture, material culture and undergraduate research. In my spare time, I enjoy knitting, train travel and reading -- sometimes all at the same time!