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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fashion Theoryby Malcolm Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models? eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and explain the nature, production and consumption of fashion... more...

  • Designing Apparel for Consumersby M-E Faust; S Carrier

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 230.00

    Given its importance for consumer satisfaction and thus brand success, apparel fit is a major challenge for retailers and brands across the industry. Consequently there have been major developments in sizing research and how it can be used in apparel design. This book reviews how these developments are affecting clothing design for different groups... more...

  • Arab dressby Y.K. Stillman; N.A. Stillman

    BRILL 2003; US$ 181.00

    A scholar of history, Near Eastern languages, and women's studies (U. of Oklahoma), Yedida (1946-98) was considered an expert on the history of clothing of the Arab world, both Muslim and Jewish, from medieval to modern times. This book was over three-quarters finished when she died, and her partner and collaborator Norman (history, U. of Oklahoma) 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...