The Fashioned Body Fashion, Dress and Modern Social Theory

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The Fashioned Body Fashion, Dress and Modern Social Theory by Entwistle, Joanne, 9781509547883
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  • ISBN: 9781509547883 | 1509547886
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/22/2023

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The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from an historical and sociological perspective. Where once fashion was seen as marginal, it has now entered into core economic discourse focused around ideas about 'cultural' and 'creative' work as a major driver of developed economies.
This third edition of The Fashioned Body, the most comprehensive revision to date, revisits the classic works on fashion, dress and the body, and introduces contemporary issues and debates in the area. With new sections and revisions to all chapters, the major updates pick up on recent debates on fashion from the perspective of decolonising the curriculum, diversity, queer studies, sustainability, the environment, and digital fashion. A newly expanded bibliography of contemporary studies of fashion and dress is also included. The book continues to show how an understanding of fashion and dress requires analysing the meanings and practices of the dressed body in culture. Moreover, its central premise – that fashion is a 'situated practice' articulated through everyday dressed bodies – has become established orthodoxy within fashion studies since publication of the first edition in 2000.
Remaining a seminal text in the field, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the social role of fashion and dress in modern culture.
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