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  • Blue Jeansby Daniel Miller; Sophie Woodward

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item?blue jeans?to learn what one simple article of clothing... more...

  • Fashion - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Jessica Wolfendale; Jeanette Kennett; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95

    If you just can't decide what to wear, this enlightening guide will lead you through the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining and thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers. A unique and enlightening insight into the underlying philosophy behind the power of fashion Contributions... more...

  • Habitus barbarusby Philipp Rummel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    Clothing and outward appearance as a means of expressing individual and collective identity were of great importance in Late Antiquity. This publication is the first interdisciplinary overview of source material and provides a critical view of opposing statements on the value of written sources, images, and archaeological finds on habitus... more...

  • 60 Minute Countdown to the Perfect Weddingby George Watts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    This is it! The countdown to the biggest day of your life starts right here with The Wedding Fairy’s international series of best-selling e-guides to planning a perfect wedding – stress free and on budget. Knowing where to start in putting together the biggest day of your life can often be a daunting task, but luckily The Wedding Fairy has... more...

  • British Chimney Sweepsby Benita Cullingford

    New Amsterdam Books 2001; US$ 15.99

    The art and science of chimney sweeping, from the development of chimneys in the twelfth century to the patenting of mechanical devices in the late nineteenth century. Included are the personalities who dominated the trade (which surprisingly included several women sweeps); illustrations of the tools of the trade; sweeping techniques; the impact of... more...

  • Medieval Garments Reconstructedby Lilli Fransen; Anna Nørgård; Else Østergård

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical... more...

  • Fashion in Popular Cultureby Joseph Hancock

    Intellect Books Ltd 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...

  • Dress to Expressby Tracy McWilliams

    New World Library 2012; Not Available

    ?Why do some women exude confidence and look great in their clothes and others never feel good about how they look, no matter what they wear? And why do we claim we have ?nothing to wear? when our closets are bursting with choices? Clothing and dressing anxiety ? what Tracy McWilliams calls closet trauma ? occurs because we lack a clear sense of self... more...

  • Me and My Hairby Patricia Malcolmson

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99

    Good hair day? Bad hair day? Hair has always evoked strong emotions.In this fascinating book, Patricia Malcolmson examines how British women over the past 150 years have managed their hair, from the extravagant styles of the late nineteenth century to the ‘anything goes’ attitude of today, taking in along the way the daring bobs of the 1920s,... more...

  • Keeping Up Appearancesby Catherine Horwood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    This engagingly written and illustrated book explores the social mores behind one of society's most popular activities, and reveals not only how we dressed but why. more...