The Dressed Society: Clothing, the Body and Some Meanings of the World / Edition 1
  • The Dressed Society: Clothing, the Body and Some Meanings of the World / Edition 1
  • The Dressed Society: Clothing, the Body and Some Meanings of the World / Edition 1

The Dressed Society: Clothing, the Body and Some Meanings of the World / Edition 1

by Peter Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761952071

ISBN-13: 9780761952077

Pub. Date: 02/01/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement, the

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This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement, the construction of the body in fashion magazines, and the role of the internet in fashion. What emerges is a trenchant, sharply observed account of the place of dress in contemporary society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761952077
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Dress in the Sensory World
The Dangers of Dress
Utopian Critiques
More than the Times of our Lives
Dress and Temporality
The Fabricated Body
A New History
Gift, Circulation and Exchange I
Clothing in the Family
Gift, Circulation and Exchange II
Clothing and Fashion in Cyberspsace
Conclusion
A Hermeneutics of Dress

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