The Visible Self: Global Perspectives of Dress, Culture, and Society / Edition 3

The Visible Self: Global Perspectives of Dress, Culture, and Society / Edition 3

by Joanne B. Eicher, Sandra Lee Evenson, Hazel A. Lutz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563676427

ISBN-13: 9781563676420

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 3rd Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share—not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also the method of cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors

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Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 3rd Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share—not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also the method of cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress across cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social animals. Readings collected from classic books and academic journals enable students to appreciate the complexity of dress from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, sociology, economics, fine arts, and the natural sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563676420
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

ContentsI. The Systematic Study of Dress- The Classification System of Dress- Dress, Culture, and Society- Records of the Types of Dress- Written Interpretations of DressII. Physical Appearance, Environment, and Dress- Physical Appearance and Dress- Body, Dress, and EnvironmentIII. Scales of Culture and Dress- Small-scale Culture and Dress- Large-scale Culture and Dress- Global-scale Culture and DressIV. Art, Aesthetics, and Dress- The Art of Creating Dress- Ideals for Individual Appearance and the Art of Dress- The Art of Dress: Conformity and Individuality- Dress and the ArtsV. Dress and the Future- Your Future and Dress

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