Migration, globalization, and class in Lima, Peru

I have returned to the US and my time in Peru was so wonderful that I extended my trip an extra month. The extra month gave me time to go back to the province of Pucallpa, visit other small cities of Trujillo, Chiclayo and Ica, as well as do more ethnographic study in the capitol city in Lima.

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A belated update

First things first, I’m sorry for the belated update!

With only a few days left in London before I venture back to the States and William and Mary, I have come to the decision to revise my thesis topic.  Earlier this summer I was worried that I may not be able to find enough information on fashion dolls to complete my proposed project.  Unfortunately, I have found this to be the case.  I am still interested in how fashion was advertised and disseminated, however, and have decided to research fashion advertisement more broadly.  With this new focus, I intend to look at how fashion trends were spread across national boundaries and what prompted changes in how these trends were spread (the printing press, for example).  As you can see, I still have many questions to answer regarding my topic:  do I want to look at how fashion was advertised before fashion dolls and, if so, how far back do I want to look?  And how far forward do I want to look with my revised topic?  Do I want to continue to the present day, Internet, and social media or stop at newspaper and magazine advertisements of the nineteenth century? Until I get these broader questions answered, I’ll give an example of one method through which fashion trends were disseminated during the Tudor era.

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