Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Fashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of 'fashion' as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. It provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the rigorous analysis of cultural phenomena ranging from foot-binding to fashion advertising. The first two issues of 1999 feature articles on women and the veil by Fadwa El Guindi of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California, female tattooing by Michael Hardin from the University of Houston, and Elsa Schiaparelli by Caroline Evans from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.
About the Author
Valerie Steele is Director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
Letter from the Editor
Clothing the Child's Body
Anne Higonnet and Cassi Albinson
Not a Mere Ornament: Tradition, Modernity and Colonialism in Kenyan and Western Clothing
Leslie W. Rabine
Dreams That Only Money Can Buy... Or, the Shy Tribe In Flight From Discourse
Wearing Ideology: How Uniforms Discipline Minds and Bodies in Japan
Sources for a Forgotten Episode in The History of Post-war Fashion
Edward F. Maeder
Exhibition Review: Christian Dior, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art