Body Dressing / Edition 1

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Very impressive. Every paper is well written, refreshing, and interesting ... These authors are doing something new and worthwhile ... Any sociologist with an interest in either embodiment or fashion will find more than enough of interest here." —American Jourbanal of Sociology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859734391
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Series: Bress Body Culture Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Edited by Joanne Entwistle, at the University of Essex and Elizabeth Wilson.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Theoretical Approaches
Dress Needs: Reflections on the Clothed Body, Selfhood and Consumption 13
The Dressed Body 33
Shop-Window Dummies? Fashion, the Body, and Emergent Socialities 59
Minding Appearances: Style, Truth and Subjectivity 79
From Fashion to Masquerade: Towards an Ungendered Paradigm 103
Pt. 2 Historical Case Studies
When They Are Veyl'd on Purpose to be Seene: The Metamorphosis of the Mask in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century London 121
Performing Selfhood: The Costumed Body as a Site of Mediation Between Life, Art and Theatre in the English Renaissance 143
Manliness, Modernity and the Shaping of Male Clothing 165
Embodying the Single Girl in the 1960s 183
Pt. 3 Contemporary Case Studies
Desire and Dread: Alexander McQueen and the Contemporary Femme Fatale 201
Fashioning the Queer Self 215
Dress, Gender and the Public Display of Skin 233
Index 253
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