Body Dressing / Edition 1by Joanne Entwistle
Pub. Date: 07/01/2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
The body has recently become a popular subject for analysis, yet the role played by dress in defining the body has been largely overlooked. This book examines the way in which dress acts on the body and is integral to our experience of embodiment. Much of dress analysis so far has concentrated too heavily on the textual and has neglected the sensual nature of wearing clothes and their part in our experience of embodiment. How clothes 'feel' on the body is as important in some cases as how they look or what they might 'mean'. 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 and advertisements in the 1960s to contemporary queer fashion and turn of the century tailoring, this is a fascinating and far-reaching collection.
Author Biography: Joanne Entwistle is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Essex and Elizabeth Wilson is Professor of Cultural Studies, University of North London.
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