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  • Fashion and Psychoanalysisby Alison Bancroft

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 32.00

    There is an increasing trend within both the study of visual culture and fashion itself to restore fashion to an aesthetic role - one that moves beyond its commercial success as a global industry and places fashion within a nexus of art, the body, and femininity. This emphasis aims to separate fashion from mere clothing, and illustrate its cultural... more...

  • Das Thema Kleidung in den Etymologien Isidors von Sevilla und im Summarium Heinrici 1by Mechthild Müller; Malte-Ludolf Babin; Jörg Riecke; Margarita Gleba; Johanna Banck-Burgess; Hans Bauer; Tobias Espinosa; Anne Reichert

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 252.00

    This work provides the primary source as well as German translations, critical commentary, and overview discussions on the topic of clothing. more...

  • Good Jeansby Diane Gilman

    Running Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    Ten secrets that help women reinvent and reinvigorate themselves as they approach the over-40 milestone, and beyond. more...

  • Fashion in Popular Cultureby Joseph H. Hancock

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    This book cover both historical and contemporary concerns, including the role fashion plays in subcultures. Fashion is a phenomenon that exemplifies diversity across cultures.It is dependent on time and place and commonly defined as the prevailing style at a given moment or place. Fashion is codified and endowed with social meanings about gender, sexuality... more...

  • Keeping Up Appearancesby Catherine Horwood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The British have always been concerned about accent, appearance and class, but at no time during the twentieth century was 'keeping up appearances' more important than during the 1920s and 1930s. From the impecunious youth anxious to create a favourable impression at the local tennis club dance to female office workers advised by the Daily Mail that... more...

  • Fashion and Fetishismby David Kunzie

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    From corsets to codpieces, stockings to stilettos and piercing to push-up bras, fashion and sex have always enjoyed a very close relationship. This new edition of David Kunzie's rich and revealing history of corsetry and body sculpture shows how this neglected phenomenon is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. Drawing on sources as diverse... more...

  • The Fashioned Selfby Joanne Finkelstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    This book examines the nature of the self and self-identity in the modern age, and the way in which they have been moulded through the alteration of bodily appearance, exemplified fashions, facelifts and diets. The idea that an individual's character is revealed through physical appearance is, Finkelstein argues, deeply embedded in Western culture.... more...

  • Why Would Anyone Wear That?by Celia Stall-Meadows

    Intellect 2012; US$ 20.00

    Examine extreme fashions across time and place in this beautifully illustrated and specialized costume history book, Why Would Anyone Wear That? Fascinating Fashion Facts. more...

  • Clothingby Robert Ross

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    In virtually all the countries of the world, men, and to a lesser extent women, are today dressed in very similar clothing. This book gives a compelling account and analysis of the process by which this has come about. At the same time it takes seriously those places where, for whatever reason, this process has not occurred, or has been reversed, and... more...

  • What Do We Do with a Difference?by Facing History and Ourselves; John Bowen

    Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 13.95

    The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration and assimilation. Gender and ethnicity. Participation in democracy and public debate. Rapid social change and cherished cultural... more...