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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563671074
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 651
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Symbolic Appearances in Context 1
Ch. 1 The Social Psychology of Clothing: Defining the Discipline 3
Ch. 2 Toward a Contextual Perspective 29
Ch. 3 Clothing, Appearance, and the Social Construction of Gender 65
Pt. 2 Appearance and the Self 95
Ch. 4 The Body in Context 97
Ch. 5 Appearance and Self-Concept 145
Ch. 6 Appearance Management and Self-Presentation 181
Pt. 3 Appearance Communication in Context 211
Ch. 7 The Underlying Context of Appearance 213
Ch. 8 Appearance and Social Cognition 251
Ch. 9 Perceiver Variables 271
Ch. 10 Appearance Communication: A Two-Way Process 307
Pt. 4 Appearance and Culture 347
Ch. 11 Appearance in Group and Organizational Culture 351
Ch. 12 Society, Appearance, and Fashion 387
Ch. 13 Cultural Categories, Appearance, and Social Stratification 411
Pt. 5 Culture Change and Continuity 451
Ch. 14 Cultural Dynamics and Identity Construction 453
Ch. 15 Fashion Change: Social-Psychological Processes in Cultural and Historical Context 481
Ch. 16 Global Influences and Identity Expression 515
Pt. 6 Symbolic Appearances in Diverse Contexts: Emerging Insights, Expanding Possibilities 539
Ch. 17 Clothes, Communities, Identities: Toward an Inclusive, Integrative Understanding 545
References 595
Author Index 631
Subject Index 639
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