Fashion Theory A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415413400
ISBN-13: 9780415413404
Edition: 2007
Authors: Malcolm Barnard
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Description: This collection of essays surveys and contextualises the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used different theoretical approaches to explain, and sometimes to explain away, the variety, complexity and beauty of fashion.

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This collection of essays surveys and contextualises the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used different theoretical approaches to explain, and sometimes to explain away, the variety, complexity and beauty of fashion.

Wood, is Librarian, Reference and Database Services, at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University at Hershey.Malcolm Barnard is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at the University of Derby, where he teaches the history and theory of art and design. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Sociology and a PhD in Philosophy from the universities of York and Warwick, and his publications include "Fashion as Communication and Art, Design and Visual Culture: An Introduction."

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Fashion and fashion theories
Explaining it Away
The Empire of Fashion: Introduction
Fashion and history/fashion in history
Fashion
Fashion Has Its Laws
Peter Stallybrass
A Century of Fashion
What fashion is and is not
Antifashion: The Vicissitudes of Negation
Is Fashion a True Art Form?
What fashion and clothing do
Joanne Bubolz Eicher
Why Do People Wear Clothes?
Protection
Fashion as communication
Social Life as a Sign System
Do Clothes Speak? What Makes Them Fashion?
When the Meaning is Not a Message: A Critique of the Consumption as Communication Thesis
Fashion Statements: Communication and Culture
Fashion: identity and difference
Sex and gender
Express Yourself: The Politics of Dressing Up
Objectifying Gender: The Stiletto Heel
'Power Dressing' and the Construction of the Career Woman
Social class
Popular Fashion and Working-Class Affluence
Fashion: From Class Differentiation to Collective Selection
Ethnicity and race
Great Aspirations: Hip Hop and Fashion Dress for Excess and Success
Oppositional Dress
Culture and subculture
Style
Fashion, clothes and the body
Addressing the Body
Anchoring the (Postmodern) Self? Body Modification, Fashion and Identity
Lumbar Thought
The Comfort of Identity
Production and consumption
Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture
The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret
Fashion: Unpacking a Cultural Production
Consuming or Living with Things?/Wearing it Out
Modern fashion
Adorned in Dreams: Introduction
Modernism and Fashion: A Social Psychological Interpretation
Public Roles/Personality in Public
Benjamin and the Revolution of Fashion in Modernity
Post-modern fashion
The Ideological Genesis of Needs/Fetishism and Ideology
Fashion, or the Enchanting Spectacle of the Code
A Tale of Inscription/Fashion Statements
Deconstruction Fashion! The Making of Unfinished, Decomposing and Re-assembled Clothes
Fashion and (the) image
Fashion Photography
Fashion Photography. The Double-Page Spread: Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin & Deborah Turbeville
'Doing Fashion Photographs'
Fashion & Graphics: Introduction/Aboud Sodano and Paul Smith
Fashion, fetish and the erotic
Fetishism
The Special Historic and Psychological Role of Tight-Lacing
Fashion and Fetishism
Female Fetishism
'Where the Garment Gapes'
Index

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