Big T-shirts and Running Shorts: A Female Uniform and Southern Womanhood on the Ole Miss Campus

Abide, Abigail (2014) Big T-shirts and Running Shorts: A Female Uniform and Southern Womanhood on the Ole Miss Campus. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Darren Grem from History and Southern Studies, Univeristy of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis attempts to understand why white female sorority members wear oversized t-shirts as a “uniform” to their classes and how this outfit affects the construction of white southern womanhood on the Ole Miss campus. In this exploration, I have interview male and female, black and white, undergraduates. I also used an online survey that I separated by sex. I have found that oversized t-shirts are related to ideas of social status, sexuality, class, constructions of ideas about the female body, and southern identity with in the Greek community. These ideas intensely affect the daily lives of Ole Miss students and how they construct their social world.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Abide, Abigail
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Southern Studies
Thesis Advisor: Darren Grem
Thesis Advisor's Department: History and Southern Studies
Institution: Univeristy of Mississippi
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: Abigail Abide
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 14:27
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 14:27
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/128

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