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From the Publisher"Entwistle has written a comprehensive and clear account, commenting upon a vast literature and clarifying what would otherwise be a bewildering range of theoretical and analytical perspectives. She tends to eschew single or universal explanations. Instead by emphasizing the relationship to the body, the study of fashion as practice and the need to bring back together research on production and consumption, the result is a materialist approach in the best sense of that term. An ideal resource for teaching."
Daniel Miller, University College, London
"The Fashioned Body by Joanne Entwistle is an important acquisition for historians or students of fashion because the author rejects all overarching or reductive theories and, instead, examines fashion as something that is both produced and consumed. Traditionally, writers in this field tend to examine the garment business or how clothes are selected and operate as signifiers of identity. Entwistle believes that there is no need to separate these two approaches, and she illustrates successfully how fashion is the result of a complex range of practices."
The Art Book