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Costume. Dress. Fashion

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  • Veiling in Africaby Elisha P. Renne

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays raise questions about what is distinctive about veiling in Africa, what religious histories or practices are reflected in particular uses... more...

  • Modest Fashionby Reina Lewis

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 28.00

    Modest dressing, both secular and religious, is a growing trend across the world, yet so far it has been given little serious attention and is rarely seen as fashion. Modest Fashion uniquely studies and addresses both the consumers and the producers of modest clothing. It examines the growing number of women who, for reasons of religion, faith or... more...

  • Masquerade and Identitiesby Efrat TseŽlon

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    This book provides provocative and nuanced ways of thinking about masking and masquerade and shows that there is no such things as a single or 'true' identity. more...

  • The Face of Fashionby Jennifer Craik

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 70.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Silk Weavers of Kyotoby Tamara Hareven

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 33.95

    The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin weaving district of Kyoto have practiced their demanding craft for generations. In recent decades, however, as a result of declining markets for kimono,... more...

  • Bodywork - Dress as Cultural Toolby Janet Andrewes

    BRILL 2004; US$ 85.00

    This book describes how style of dress influences the body?s demeanour and habit. In describing dress practices in three West African communities - Muslim, Animist and Christian ? it considers the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body. more...

  • The Fabric of Culturesby Eugenia Paulicelli; Hazel Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95

    The Fabric of Cultures examines the impact of fashion as a manufacturing industry and as a culture industry that shapes identities of nations and cities in a cross-cultural perspective and within a global framework. more...

  • Intimate Affairby Jill Fields

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 17.56

    Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the "naughty but nice" feminine ideal that emerged in the twentieth century. Jill Fields's engaging, imaginative, and sophisticated history of twentieth-century lingerie tours the world of women's intimate apparel and arrives at nothing less than a sweeping view... more...

  • Classic Chicby Mary E. Davis

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Music and fashion: the deep connection between these two expressive worlds is firmly entrenched. Yet little attention has been paid to the association of sound and style in the early twentieth century?a period of remarkable and often parallel developments in both high fashion and the arts, including music. This beautifully written book, lavishly illustrated... more...

  • Pricing Beautyby Ashley Mears

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Sociologist Ashley Mears takes us behind the brightly lit runways and glossy advertisements of the fashion industry in this insider?s study of the world of modeling. Mears, who worked as a model in New York and London, draws on observations as well as extensive interviews with male and female models, agents, clients, photographers, stylists, and others,... more...