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  • Clothingby Robert Ross

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    Robert Ross is Professor of African History at the University of Leiden. 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...

  • 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 Cultures Revisitedby Stella Bruzzi; Pamela Church Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures , this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing different aspects of fashion culture: Shopping,... more...

  • It's Not About the Clothesby Luke Reichle

    Luke Reichle 2014; US$ 4.99

    From the style guru behind the fashion on the ABC hit series Castle: What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror? As a species, we have an image problem: When we look in the mirror, we don’t see what’s there. It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re the hottest thing on the red carpet or a hairdresser from Red Hook, the minute... 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...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman; Sue Lean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corset—ever. She?d... more...

  • Costumeby Pravina Shukla

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self... more...