The Social Psychology of Clothing: Symbolic Appearances in Context / Edition 2

The Social Psychology of Clothing: Symbolic Appearances in Context / Edition 2

by Susan B. Kaiser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563671077

ISBN-13: 9781563671074

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Fairchild Books

A single glance at our clothing reveals a wealth of information about how we perceive ourselves, each other, and our place in society. In this classic text, Susan B. Kaiser brings to the surface the unconscious thought processes we use to decide not just how clothes look, but what they mean. In a new section written especially for this updated edition, Kaiser…  See more details below

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A single glance at our clothing reveals a wealth of information about how we perceive ourselves, each other, and our place in society. In this classic text, Susan B. Kaiser brings to the surface the unconscious thought processes we use to decide not just how clothes look, but what they mean. In a new section written especially for this updated edition, Kaiser addresses the increasingly multicultural emphasis of the study of clothing and appearance. She also reexamines fashion in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and social class, offering a more broad-based and inclusive vision of the social psychology of clothing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563671074
Publisher:
Fairchild Books
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
651
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Symbolic Appearances in Context1
Ch. 1The Social Psychology of Clothing: Defining the Discipline3
Ch. 2Toward a Contextual Perspective29
Ch. 3Clothing, Appearance, and the Social Construction of Gender65
Pt. 2Appearance and the Self95
Ch. 4The Body in Context97
Ch. 5Appearance and Self-Concept145
Ch. 6Appearance Management and Self-Presentation181
Pt. 3Appearance Communication in Context211
Ch. 7The Underlying Context of Appearance213
Ch. 8Appearance and Social Cognition251
Ch. 9Perceiver Variables271
Ch. 10Appearance Communication: A Two-Way Process307
Pt. 4Appearance and Culture347
Ch. 11Appearance in Group and Organizational Culture351
Ch. 12Society, Appearance, and Fashion387
Ch. 13Cultural Categories, Appearance, and Social Stratification411
Pt. 5Culture Change and Continuity451
Ch. 14Cultural Dynamics and Identity Construction453
Ch. 15Fashion Change: Social-Psychological Processes in Cultural and Historical Context481
Ch. 16Global Influences and Identity Expression515
Pt. 6Symbolic Appearances in Diverse Contexts: Emerging Insights, Expanding Possibilities539
Ch. 17Clothes, Communities, Identities: Toward an Inclusive, Integrative Understanding545
References595
Author Index631
Subject Index639

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