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Body Dressing

Creator: Joanne Entwistle, Elizabeth B. Wilson | Design - 2001-06-01

Exploring gender, photography, cultural history and modernity, this title examines the way in which the dress acts on the body and is integral to our experience of embodiment.

Publisher: Berg Publishers

About this book
For some time now the body has been a central topic across a range of social science disciplines. Similarly, there has been a growing interest in the cultural meaning of clothing. But curiously, even though people are nearly always clothed, the relationship between dress and the body has been relatively unexplored until now. Dress is a crucial aspect of embodiment, shaping the self physically and psychologically. From dressing up to dressing down, this book exposes the complex ways that fashions and costumes render the body presentable in a vast range of social situations. It investigates the varied ways in which western and non-western clothes operate to give the body meaning and situate it within culture. The authors consider different approaches to the relationship between fashion, dress and the body, and present new theoretical models for their future study. They demonstrate the importance of the concept of ‘embodiment' to dress and fashion studies. Exploring gender, photography, cultural history and modernity, this book deals with a vast range of questions inherent in dressing up the body. From fashion photography in the 1960s to contemporary queer fashion and the history of the masquerade, this is a fascinating and far-reaching collection. Its breadth and depth make it essential reading for anyone interested in style, costume, the body, gender or history.

184 pages

Fashion and Age, Dress, the Body and Later Life

Creator: Julia Twigg | Design - 2013-09-01

Drawing on fashion theory and the first-hand accounts of designers, fashion editors and older women, this book offers the first systematic account of the relationship between dress and age.

Publisher: A&C Black

About this book
Throughout history certain forms and styles of dress have been deemed appropriate - or more significantly, inappropriate - for people as they age. Older women in particular have long been subject to social pressure to tone down, to adopt self-effacing, covered-up styles. But increasingly there are signs of change, as older women aspire to younger, more mainstream, styles, and retailers realize the potential of the 'grey market'. Fashion and Age is the first study to systematically explore the links between clothing and age, drawing on fashion theory and cultural gerontology to examine the changing ways in which age is imagined, experienced and understood in modern culture through the medium of dress. Clothes lie between the body and its social expression, and the book explores the significance of embodiment in dress and in the cultural constitution of age.Drawing on the views of older women, journalists and fashion editors, and clothing designers and retailers, it aims to widen the agenda of fashion studies to encompass the everyday dress of the majority, shifting the debate about age away from its current preoccupation with dependency, towards a fuller account of the lived experience of age. Fashion and Age will be of great interest to students of fashion, material culture, sociology, sociology of age, history of dress and to clothing designers.

264 pages

The Face of Fashion, Cultural Studies in Fashion

Creator: Jennifer Craik | Social Science - 2003-09-02

Gradually, however, new notions of civility made strategic covering of the body central to acceptable social conduct. A shame frontier became attached to the naked body. In situations of intimate contact and bodily display, special clothes were ...

Publisher: Routledge

About this book
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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