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The study of dress history
     

The study of dress history

by Lou Taylor
 

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Over the past ten years the study of dress history has finally achieved academic respectability. This book shows how the fields of dress history and dress studies are now benefitting from the adoption of new multi-disciplinary approaches and outlines the full range of these approaches which draw on material culture, ethnography, and cultural studies. Raises a

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Over the past ten years the study of dress history has finally achieved academic respectability. This book shows how the fields of dress history and dress studies are now benefitting from the adoption of new multi-disciplinary approaches and outlines the full range of these approaches which draw on material culture, ethnography, and cultural studies. Raises a series of frank and fresh issues surrounding approaches to the history of dress, including analysis of the academic gender and subject divides that have riven it in the past. Comprehensive, engaging and trenchant, this will become the benchmark volume in the study of dress history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719040658
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lou Taylor is Professor of Dress and Textile History at the University of Brighton and author of Mourning Dress: a costume and social history (1983) and, with Elizabeth Wilson, Through the looking glass (1989)

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