Old Clothes, New Looks: Second-Hand Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture Series) / Edition 1

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second-Hand Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture Series) / Edition 1

by Alexandra Palmer
     
 

In a dozen essays, academic experts explore the history, trading culture, and contemporary refashioning of secondhand clothing. Though the practice's origins are in necessity, the passing of clothes between social and economic groups has become a global business. To move from one cultural situation to another, used clothes must be transformed in some way to become of… See more details below

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In a dozen essays, academic experts explore the history, trading culture, and contemporary refashioning of secondhand clothing. Though the practice's origins are in necessity, the passing of clothes between social and economic groups has become a global business. To move from one cultural situation to another, used clothes must be transformed in some way to become of potential value to a new social group; the contributors look at how, when, and why this has happened. The wan, gray photos that illustrate several essays don't do either fashion or the text justice. The editors are a museum curator and a design historian specializing in dress and textiles; the contributors are based in North America, Europe, and Australia. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859738528
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Series:
Dress, Body, Culture Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1Historical perspectives
Introduction9
1The florentine Rigattieri : second hand clothing dealers and the circulation of goods in the Renaissance13
2Shifting currency : the culture and economy of the second hand trade in England, c.1600-185029
3Cast-offs : civilization, charity or commerce? : aspects of second hand clothing use in Australia, 1788-190049
4Second hand silk kimono migrating across borders67
5Parcels from America : American clothes in Ireland, c.1930-198083
Pt. 2Trading cultures
Introduction99
6Crafting appearances : the second hand clothing trade and dress practices in Zambia103
7Creative entrepreneurs : the recycling of second hand Indian clothing119
8Ukay-Ukay chic : tales of second hand clothing in the Philippine Cordillera135
9Second hand fashion, culture and identity in Hong Kong155
Pt. 3Contemporary refashioning
Introduction173
10Sixties dress only! : the consumption of the past in a retro scene177
11Vintage whores and vintage virgins : second hand fashion in the twenty-first century197
12Working the edge : XULY.Bet's recycled clothing215

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