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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859738524

ISBN-13: 9781859738528

Pub. Date: 01/15/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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

Introduction--Alexandra Palmer and Hazel Clark
• Historical Practices
• Introduction--Alexandra Palmer and Hazel Clark
• The Florentine "Rigattieri": Second-Hand Clothing Dealers and the Circulation of Goods in the Renaissance--Carole Collier Frick
• Shifting Currency: The Culture and Economy of the Second-Hand Trade in England, c. 1600-1850--Beverly Lemire
• Cast Offs--Margot Riley
• Second-Hand Silk Kimono Migrating Across Borders--Terry Satsuki Milhaupt
• Parcels from America: Duty and Necessity, Pleasure and Imagining--Hilary O'Kelly
• Trading Cultures
• Introduction--Alexandra Palmer and Hazel Clark
• Crafting Appearance: The Second-Hand Trade and Dress Practices in Zambia--Karen Tranberg Hansen
• Creative Entrepreneurs: The Recycling of Second-Hand Indian Clothing--Lucy Norris
• "Ukay-Ukay" Chic: (Re)Fashioning Second-Hand Clothing in the Philippine Cordillera--Lynne Milgram
• Second-Hand Fashion, Culture and Identity: Hong Kong 1990s--Hazel Clark
• Contemporary Re-fashioning
• Introduction--Alexandra Palmer and Hazel Clark
• Sixties Dress Only! The Consumption of the Past in a Youth Cultural Retro-Scene--Heike Jenns
• Working the Edge: XULY Bet's Recycled Clothing--Victoria Rovine
• Vintage Whores and Vintage Virgins: Second-Hand Fashion in the 21st Century--Alexandra Palmer

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