Same Time, Next Year: Evolution of the Pussyhat’s Symbolism
Presented at International Textile and Apparel Association annual conference
Using symbolic interaction (SI) theory as our foundational framework, we gathered usable data from 66 women who marched in locations throughout the US. We found that the pussyhat artifact remains a symbol of women’s solidarity and empowerment, even while it is increasingly understood as a non-inclusive and controversial symbol by a small but important portion of marchers. SI occurs in the context of pussyhat wearing, with understood meaning and recognition of controversial meanings.
International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference
Paulins, V. Ann, Julie L. Hillery, Alexandra Howell, Nancy L. Malcom, Addie Martindale.
"Same Time, Next Year: Evolution of the Pussyhat’s Symbolism."
Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Presentations.