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There’s No Place Like Home: Home Dressmaking and Creativity in the Jamaican Community of the 1940s and 1960s’

Tulloch, Carol (2010) There’s No Place Like Home: Home Dressmaking and Creativity in the Jamaican Community of the 1940s and 1960s’. In: The Craft Reader. Berg, Oxford, pp. 501-511. ISBN 9781847883032 [Creative Arts and Design > Clothing/Fashion Design]
 
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Creators:Tulloch, Carol
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This oral history based article, first published in 1999, looks at the home dressmaking practice of Mrs Anella James as a child in Jamaica to woman- and motherhood in London. The account illustrates how dressmaking is part of the transitions in ones life.

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Type of Research:Book Section
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Carol Tulloch

Research Interests

Art and Design History; Black Visual Culture; Material Culture; African Diaspora.

Peer Esteem

Recent consultancy activity includes V&A / Heritage Lottery funded project, 'Capacity Building and Cultural Ownership - working in partnership with diverse communities' (2004-5); 'Beyond Desire', exhibition, Mode Museum, Antwerp (2004); Michael McMillian's 'The West Indian Front Room' exhibition, Geffrye Museum (2005); London Museums Agency and the exhibition 'Local Heroes' held at City Hall, London (2003).

Profile

Carol Tulloch is TrAIN Senior Research Fellow in Black Visual Culture, based at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Victoria and Albert Museum. A dress historian and graduate from the joint V&A and Royal College of Art Masters in Design History programme (1995-97), at which she won The Basil Taylor Travel Bursary, Carol Tulloch has written about and curated numerous exhibitions on dress and the African diaspora, and was Curator of the Archives and Museum of Black Heritage Project (AMBH). She has previously been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Board Small Research Grant and has been a member of the Fashion and Modernity Research Forum at Central Saint Martins College of Art (1999-2000).

In 2004/05, she co-curated the highly acclaimed 'Black British Style' touring exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum and edited the accompanying book 'Black Style' - the first exhibition in the UK to explore the style and fashion of black people in Britain and their impact on British culture over the past 50 years. She is currently researching her forthcoming book, 'The Birth of Cool - Dress Culture of the African Diaspora' - an investigation of the profound influence Black style has had on the history of dress in the twentieth century (due May 2008, Palgrave Macmillan).

Current Research - Statement

"My current research is the book 'The Birth of Cool: The Culture of Dress in the African Diaspora'. This is a self-authored work which is the culmination of a number of years study around the relevance of dress to the development of black identities in different parts of the African diaspora. The research for the book formed much of the ideas for the recent V&A national touring exhibition 'Black British Style', which was curated by Shaun Cole and myself, and the accompanying book 'Black Style' edited by me. Birth of Cool presents a series of case studies of individuals and groups from either Britain, Jamaica or North America to illustrate how their dressed selves express their sense of selves within the society they inhabit."

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RPE
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:Berg
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Colleges > Chelsea College of Art and Design
Date:2010
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:2087
Deposited By:Carol Tulloch
Deposited On:26 May 2010 16:31
Last Modified:06 Oct 2011 15:38
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