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Regina Root's COUTURE AND CONSENSUS wins Whitaker Prize

The Arthur P. Whitaker Prize is awarded each year by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS).

May 24, 2012

root_couture coverFrom The College of William & Mary website:

This marks the second time that Root, Class of 1963 Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary, has received the award. She was awarded the Whitaker Prize in 2006 for The Latin American Fashion Reader.

The Arthur P. Whitaker Prize is awarded each year by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS). The award is given to the best book published in the last two years by a MACLAS member. A committee of select Latin American Studies scholars judges the submissions every year.

“The Whitaker Prize came as a complete surprise!” said Root. ”It's a tremendous honor to receive an award earned by many other distinguished professors whose work I greatly admire."

Read the full article.

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In Couture and Consensus, Regina A. Root shows how politics emerged from dress to disrupt authoritarian practices and stimulate creativity in a newly independent nation following Argentina’s revolution in 1810. An insightful presentation of the discourse of fashion, Couture and Consensus also paints a riveting portrait of Argentine society in the nineteenth century—its politics, people, and creative forces.

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