(dress, Body, Culture)

Fashion Foundations: Early Writings on Fashion and Dress (Dress, Body, Culture)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at June 29, 2016
Fashion Foundations: Early Writings on Fashion and Dress (Dress, Body, Culture)

Fashion Foundations: Early Writings on Fashion and Dress (Dress, Body, Culture) by Kim K. P. Johnson
English | June 1, 2003 | ISBN: 1859736149, 185973619X | 167 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

It is easy to view fashion as an entirely modern concept. Costume historians, in fact, trace the birth of fashion back to the thirteenth century and writings on fashion date back as early as the sixteenth century.
The Global Circulation of African Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture) (Repost)

The Global Circulation of African Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture) by Leslie W. Rabine
English | 2002 | ISBN: 1859735932 | 224 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Transnational movements of people, cultural objects, images and identities have played a vital role in creating an informal global network for African fashion - from clothing designers and tailors to dyers and jewellery makers.
Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance (Dress, Body, Culture)

Fadwa El Guindi, "Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance (Dress, Body, Culture)"
Publisher: Berg Publishers | ISBN 10: 1859739245 | 1999 | PDF | 224 pages | 10.7 MB

Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture (Dress, Body, Culture)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by chiquitas at May 7, 2010
Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture (Dress, Body, Culture)

Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture (Dress, Body, Culture)
Berg Publishers | 2007-12-15 | ISBN: 1845201280 | PDF | 2.5 Mb | 224 pages

At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach's response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend's decision, follows Marie's journey into the world of stripping as an observer and analyst.
The Fashion Business: Theory, Practice, Image (Dress, Body, Culture Series)

Nicola White, Ian Griffiths "The Fashion Business: Theory, Practice, Image (Dress, Body, Culture Series)"
Publisher: Berg Publishers; illustrated edition edition (December 1, 2000) | 256 Pages | ISBN: 185973359X | PDF | 2 MB

t is commonly known that fashion is big business, yet given its global significance, little has been written on the phenomenon of the fashion system. Instead, books have tended to focus on dress history, although recently the discipline has taken a more theoretical turn, with a spate of books appearing that analyze the underlying forces motivating fashion. This book unites theory and practice to provide an integrated series of snapshots taken from different perspectives of the fashion business in the second half of the twentieth century…
Through the Wardrobe: Women's Relationships with Their Clothes (Dress, Body, Culture)

Ali Guy, Eileen Green, Maura Banim,"Through the Wardrobe"
Berg Publishers | November 1, 2003 | ISBN: 1859733883 | PDF | 256 pages | 7.63 mb

'A valuable contribution to the study of dress and identity and … a thought-provoking and interesting read.' Contemporary Sociology '(This book) is well worth dipping into since it raises some important questions and seeks to examine areas that are rarely discussed in academic texts.' Costume 'An excellent resource for students interested in issues surrounding clothing and identity. Its accessibility and the inclusion of wide-ranging topics are likely to ensure a broader readership.' Feminism and Psychology

Body Dressing (Dress, Body, Culture) (Paperback)  

Posted by parvathareddyrs at April 13, 2009
Body Dressing (Dress, Body, Culture) (Paperback)

Joanne Entwistle,"Body Dressing"
Berg Publishers | June 1, 2001 | ISBN: 1859734448 | PDF | 256 pages | 7.0mb

'Very impressive. Every paper is well written, refreshing, and interesting These authors are doing something new and worthwhile Any sociologist with an interest in either embodiment or fashion will find more than enough of interest here.' American Journal of Sociology –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Dressed to Impress: Looking the Part (Dress, Body, Culture)  

Posted by parvathareddyrs at April 12, 2009
Dressed to Impress: Looking the Part (Dress, Body, Culture)

William J. F. Keenan,"Dressed to Impress"
Berg Publishers | March 1, 2001 | ISBN: 1859734553 | PDF | 224 pages | 6.6mb

'This book should find its way not only into introductory courses .. but into the libraries of journalists, critics, and theologians.' – Journal of Contemporary Religion
'This book should find its way not only into introductory courses in sociology or anthropology, but into the libraries of journalists, critics, and theologians who wish to find out who is living what Durkheim called 'la vie serieuse'. To examine the sacred, it is always a good idea to begin with the vestments.' Journal of Contemporary Religion
Unzipping Gender: Sex, Cross-Dressing and Culture (Dress, Body, Culture)

Charlotte Suthrell,"Unzipping Gender"
Berg Publishers | 2004-07-02 | ISBN: 1859737250 | PDF | Pages: 224 | 1.66mb

How does culture shape notions of sexuality and gender? Why are transvestites in the West so often seen as "deviant" or "perverse," while they are accepted in other societies? Is transvestism motivated primarily by sex or gender? What are the implications for the categories of "male" and "female" when considering transvestism? Unzipping Gender compares transvestism across cultures and considers how emotion, mythology, imagery, and beliefs influence ideas about sex and gender. Suthrell challenges the straightforward binary divide that dominates Western theories of gender. She argues that sex and gender are really so closely connected that we need a more sophisticated response to the complex practice of transvestism. In order to gain a deeper understanding of sex and gender issues, it is imperative to examine underlying social and symbolic structures. This unique study across cultures leads the way.

The Clothed Body (Dress, Body, Culture)  

Posted by robin-bobin at March 18, 2009
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The Clothed Body (Dress, Body, Culture) By Patrizia Calefato, Lisa Adams
Publisher: Berg Publishers 2004 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 1859738052; 1859738001 | PDF | 1.1 MB

What do tattooed Egyptian mummies of 2000 BC have in common with modern sub-cultural styles? From mini-skirts to skin decoration, make-up to hair, dress is imbued with symbols that reflect different meanings in different contexts…