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'A diverse range of T-Shirts are associated with the Isle of Man TT motorcycling festival. To what extent and in what ways are these garments carriers of cultural meaning for the people who own or wear them?'

Date(s): 2013

Creator(s): Cain, Anthony

Scope & Content: Illustrated Masters dissertation in Manx studies submitted to the University of Liverpool. The dissertation explores t-shirt imagery used for the Isle of Man's motorcycling festival the Tourist Trophy (TT). The dissertation suggests that the TT t-shirts are significant carriers of cultural meaning and explores the multi-layered cultural connotations that individuals might associate with the t-shirt imagery. TT t-shirts imagery has numerous socio-historical meanings, some which exist at a sub-conscious level. Chapters covered: self-identity; sense of place. Appendix includes interview format and CD.

Language: English

Extent: 73 pages

Physical description: typescript

Item name: dissertation

Collection: Manuscript Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: MS 13472

Record class: Private

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