The diffusion of the sewing machine in the women's clothing industry from 1860 to 1875

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dc.contributor.advisor Saiki, Diana E.
dc.contributor.author Conces, Adrienne L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:25:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:25:59Z
dc.date.created 2010-07-24 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193358
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the diffusion of the sewing machine into society from 1860 to 1875. Using Rogers (1983) diffusion model, three women’s magazines were analyzed for sewing machine references. These references were categorized into themes using product characteristics (relative advantage, reliability). It was concluded that there was an increase in frequency of both advertisements and articles for all three magazines starting in 1870. The number of references and their themes varied due to the different magazine adopter (innovator, early majority) categories.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Sewing machines -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Sewing machines -- Press coverage -- United States.
dc.subject.lcsh Women's periodicals, American.
dc.title The diffusion of the sewing machine in the women's clothing industry from 1860 to 1875 en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1612303


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