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Thinking through fashion: a guide to key theorists

Thinking through fashion: a guide to key theorists

Rocamora, Agnes, editor; Smelik, Anneke, editor

Learning how to think through fashion is both exciting and challenging, being dependent on one's ability to critically engage with an array of theories and concepts. This book is designed to accompany readers through the process of thinking through fashion. Learning how to think through fashion is both exciting and challenging, being dependent on one s ability to critically engage with an array of theories and concepts. This is the first book designed to accompany readers through the process of thinking through fashion. It aims to help them grasp both the relevance of social and cultural theory to fashion, dress, and material culture and, conversely, the relevance of those fields to social and cultural theory. It does so by offering a guide through the work of selected major thinkers, introducing their concepts and ideas. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and is devoted to a key thinker, capturing the significance of their thought to the understanding of the field of fashion, while also assessing the importance of this field for a critical engagement with these thinkers ideas. This is a guide and reference for students and scholars in the fields of fashion, dress and material culture, the creative industries, sociology, cultural history, design and cultural studies."

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Published London: I.B. Tauris, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Agnes Rocamora and Anneke Smelik editors
ISBN: 0857726625, 9780857726629
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: viii, 310 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Series: Dress cultures
Subject: Industrial / commercial art & design; History of art; Fashion Social aspects.; Fashion & textiles; Beauty and Fashion; Cultural studies: fashion & society; Cultural studies; Popular culture; Material culture; Fashion.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Dress cultures.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781780767338

Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction to Thinking through Fashion
  4. Agnès Rocamora and Anneke Smelik
  5. 2. Karl Marx: Fashion and Capitalism
  6. Anthony Sullivan
  7. 3. Sigmund Freud: More than a Fetish: Fashion and Psychoanalysis
  8. Janice Miller
  9. 4. Georg Simmel: The 'Philosophical Monet'
  10. Peter McNeil
  11. 5. Walter Benjamin: Fashion, Modernity and the City Street Adam Geczy
  12. and Vicki Karaminas
  13. 6. Mikhail Bakhtin: Fashioning the Grotesque Body
  14. Francesca Granata
  15. 7. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: The Corporeal Experience of Fashion
  16. Llewellyn Negrin
  17. 8. Roland Barthes: Semiology and the Rhetorical Codes of Fashion
  18. Paul Jobling
  19. 9. Erving Goffmann: Social Science as an Art of Cultural Observation
  20. Efrat Tseëlon
  21. 10. Gilles Deleuze: Bodies-without-Organs in the Folds of Fashion
  22. Anneke Smelik
  23. 11. Michel Foucault: Fashioning the Body Politic
  24. Jane Tynan
  25. 12. Niklas Luhmann: Fashion between the Fashionable and Old-fashioned
  26. Aurélie van de Peer
  27. 13. Jean Baudrillard: Postmodern Fashion as the End of Meaning
  28. Efrat Tseëlon
  29. 14. Pierre Bourdieu: The Field of Fashion
  30. Agnès Rocamora
  31. 15. Jacques Derrida: Fashion under Erasure
  32. Alison Gill
  33. 16. Bruno Latour: Actor-Network-Theory and Fashion
  34. Joanne Entwistle
  35. 17. Judith Butler: Fashion and Performativity
  36. Elizabeth Wissinger
  37. Notes on Contributors
  38. Index