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

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Overview

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.

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In my view, The Dressed Society is an excellent, easy to follow and well-written contribution that should serve as a valuable introduction to undergraduates in sociology, cultural studies , anthropology and beyond... few could fail to find the book well researched, engaging and original.
Yves Laberge
Sociology
Yves Laberge
Few could fail to find the book well researched, engaging and original. In my view, The Dressed Society is an excellent, easy to follow and well-written contribution that should serve as a valuable introduction to undergraduates in sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and beyond.
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Meet the Author

Peter Corrigan lectures in the Department of Sociology at the University of New England, Australia

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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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