The Meanings of Dress

4th Edition

Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman and Andrew Reilly

Published: JAN 24, 2019

"There are some really great readings that supplement the theoretical underpinnings of each chapter." Angie G. Liljequist, Fontbonne University, USA

"A comprehensive compilation of readings for students studying the social and psychological aspects of appearance and dress." Jessica Strubel, University of North Texas, USA

Learn how—and why—consumers buy clothing and accessories, and increase your global awareness as you study dress and appearance.

Contributions are from writers on four continents and examples are from ten countries, including Ghana, Vietnam, Norway, and Jamaica, among others. The book includes more than 50 articles on topics such as wearable technology, cosplay, lesbian dress, and genderqueer fashion.

- Contributors are experts in fashion theory, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, gender studies, religion, material culture, consumer behavior, and popular culture
- Two separate chapters on gender and sexuality
- International examples are included from Afghanistan, China, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam
- 100 black and white images

The Meanings of Dress STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

This bundle includes The Meanings of Dress, 4th edition and The Meanings of Dress STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501323942
Paperback 9781501323874

Social Psychology of Dress

Sharron J. Lennon,Kim K. P. Johnson and Nancy A. Rudd

Published: MAR 09, 2017

Social Psychology of Dress presents and explains the major theories and concepts that are important to understanding relationships between dress and human behavior. These concepts and theories are derived from such disciplines as sociology, psychology, anthropology, communication, and textiles and clothing. Information presented will provide summaries of empirical research, as well as examples from current events or popular culture. The book provides a broad-based and inclusive discussion of the social psychology of dress, including:

- The study of dress and how to do it
- Cultural topics such as cultural patterns including technology, cultural complexity, normative order, aesthetics, hygiene, ethnicity, ritual
- Societal topics such as family, economy-occupation, social organizations and sports, fraternal organizations
- Individual-focused theories on deviance, personality variables, self, values, body image and social cognition
- Coverage of key theories related to dress and identity provide a strong theoretical foundation for further research

Unique chapter features bring in industry application and current events. The end-of-chapter summaries, discussion questions and activities give students opportunities to study and research dress.

Teaching resources including an instructor's guide, test bank and PowerPoint presentations with full-color versions of images from the textbook.

Social Psychology of Dress STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
- Download worksheets to complete chapter activities

This bundle includes Social Psychology of Dress and Social Psychology of Dress STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501330711
eBook + Studio 9781501330704
eBook 9781501313578
Paperback 9781501313561
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501330681

Survey of Historic Costume

6th Edition

Phyllis G. Tortora and Sara B. Marcketti

Published: MAR 12, 2015

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary as the best-selling textbook for the study of fashion history, Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition is an introduction to dress from the ancient world through the 21st century. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. As a part of our new platform, Bloomsbury Fashion Central, this edition will come bundled with a free STUDIO of digital ancillaries for learning.

New to this edition
~ More than 1,000 full-color images, including 20% new photographs and illustrations throughout
~ New Global Connections boxes highlight dress and textiles from around the world, including China, India, Japan, Latin America, Africa, and more
~ New Chapter 20 covering twenty-first century dress from 2000 to the present
~ Expanded and redesigned chapter timelines present an overview and images of historic events in each chapter, focusing on fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religions
~Free with purchase: Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO provides a digital study tool including flashcards, self-quizzes, video and images, and maps and a timeline to help students master concepts and improve grades.
~ New co-author Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor and serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University, USA

~ Illustrated Tables depict important accessories, footwear and headwear for each era
~ Contemporary Comments from contemporary sources provide a sense of the attitude toward clothing of individuals of the period
~ Modern Influences photo feature explains how historic costume is reinterpreted in modern fashion design
~ Visual Summary Tables show clear line drawings of period garments
~ Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide available separately
~ Teaching Resources: Instructor’s Guide, Test Bank, Image Bank and PowerPoint presentations available

Introducing Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~ Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~ Review concepts with flashcards of terms / definitions and image identification
~ Watch chapter videos that bring historic costume topics and concepts to life
~ Learn context with a comprehensive timeline spanning the Ancient World to present day including key moments in fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religion, plus the evolution of silhouettes over time
~ Enhance geographic knowledge with world maps showing the Ancient World and the Modern World
~ Access Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide eBook including chapter objectives, key terms, historic overviews, chapter summaries, chapter quizzes, image analysis exercises, garment analysis worksheets, glossary of key terms, and a fashion garment guide
~ Browse the Fashion Designer Index for an alphabetized list of key designers with brief bios
~ Branch out with links to fashion museums, costume collections and online resources

Teaching Resources
~ Instructor's Guide including sample syllabi and units based on the timeline in the book, chapter objectives, lecture notes, discussion questions, additional research projects, assignments, and an answer key for the Student Study Guide
~ Test Bank with multiple choice, true/false and essay questions for each chapter with answer key
~ Image Bank with all the illustrations and photos from the text
~ PowerPoint presentations for each chapter

Companion Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide (9781628922349, sold separately ) includes historic snapshots, review questions, summary tables, visual quizzes and glossary of key terms.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501395253
eBook + Studio 9781501395888
eBook 9781628921694
Hardback 9781628921670
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395598

Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide

6th Edition

Phyllis G. Tortora and Sara B. Marcketti

Published: MAR 12, 2015

This study guide is a tool to help students get the most out of Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition. Following the chapters of the textbook, the Student Study Guide includes chapter objectives, key terms, historic overviews, chapter summaries, chapter quizzes, image-analysis exercises, garment analysis worksheets, glossary of key terms, and a fashion garment guide—a mini-dictionary identifying basic garment terminology with illustrations. By providing a consistent approach to all of the chapters in this text, the guide provides a vehicle that enhances the journey students will take through time and place—making the study of historic costume accessible, memorable and exiting.

This text is a companion to Survey of Historic Costume 6th Edition (978-1-62892-167-0).
For access to the free eBook version, order the Survey of Historic Costume 6th Edition + STUDIO bundle ISBN 9781501395253.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628922356
Paperback 9781628922349

The Visible Self

Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture and Society

4th Edition

Joanne B. Eicher and Sandra Lee Evenson

Published: AUG 14, 2014

Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 4th Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share—not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also the method of cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress across cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social beings. Readings collected from classic books and academic journals enable students to appreciate the complexity of dress from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, sociology, economics, fine arts, and the natural sciences. This new edition covers topics including social media, social responsibility, eco-fashion, plus subcultures and trends such as cosplay, making it a relevant resource for studying dress.

New to this Edition:
- Newly organized Part III uses John Bodley’s revised analysis of sociocultural systems to relate to dress and fashion across the world
- New reading by John Vollmer in Part III on the Qing Dynasty of China
- Revised and expanded art program, including 65 new photographs

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019709
Paperback 9781609018702

The Meanings of Dress

3rd Edition

Andrew Reilly,Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman and Patricia Hunt-Hurst

Published: OCT 09, 2012

This collection of articles and essays from magazines, newspapers, books, and academic journals is designed to expand the reader's awareness and understanding of the role dress plays in cultures and subcultures across the globe. The text, which represents the very best thinking and writing on the subject today, explores essential topics such as dress and sociology, cultural studies, gender, religion, modesty, and technological changes. The Meanings of Dress, 3rd Edition is newly revised to reflect the current cultural landscape and includes more theory than previous editions, as well as an increased emphasis on the male perspective. The book provides design and merchandising students with insight into how - and why - consumers buy clothing and other products related to dress, and helps them to hone their trend forecasting skills. Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor’s Materials.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781609012786

Fashioning Society

A Hundred Years of Haute Couture by Six Designers

Karl Aspelund

Published: MAY 04, 2009

The hundred years of fashion from the 1860s to the 1970s was a time when a succession of haute couture designers—most notably, Charles Worth, Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent—were the arbiters of fashion, and their creations the weapon of choice for power-seeking members of the aristocracy and upper class. Fashioning Society explores the ways in which high-fashion designers and their maisons influenced—and were influenced by—the fine arts as well as sociological, technological, philosophical, and political developments. By addressing the question, "What has happened to high-fashion design?" the author discusses what readers should consider when trying to understand and predict long-term trends.
Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor’s Materials.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563675973

Dress and Society

Jane E. Workman and Beth W. Freeburg

Published: OCT 13, 2008

Understanding the social expectations and meanings associated with dress is critical to a successful career in fashion. Just as critical is familiarity with research techniques to capture the history of fashion trends. Dress and Society fulfills these requirements by presenting a socio-lo-gical perspective on how people dress and a research perspective on how to develop and appreciate research skills. Analyzing dress as an individual social behavior enables students to draw connections between their own lives and different styles of dress. Concepts such as gender, religion, race, education, cultural norms, and violations of cultural norms are thoroughly discussed. By starting each chapter with a headline from mass media, engaging the students in lively discussion, and presenting research with practical applications, the content becomes enjoyable and memorable for students.
Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor’s Materials.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563676260

Men's Fashion Reader

Andrew Reilly and Sarah Cosbey

Published: JUL 14, 2008

With Men’s Fashion Reader, students of fashion have a resource to help them understand an important, yet sometimes neglected, segment of the apparel industry: menswear. Design and merchandising students learn how and why men buy clothing and how to forecast future trends. Addressing the social, cultural, and psychological phenomenon of men’s dress, the readings blend consumer behavior and history to create a better understanding of men’s fashion. This book is a must-read for the well-rounded fashionista, designer, merchandiser, or fashion scholar.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563675362

Wear Your Chair

When Fashion Meets Interior Design

Judith Griffin and Penny Collins

Published: APR 11, 2007

Wear Your Chair was originally developed as a multidisciplinary design course by Griffin and Collins, chairs of fashion design and interior design departments. Realising that students were visual learners, they saw the necessity of teaching students to be aware of design in its many forms and applications. They envisioned a course that would appeal to a variety of design majors. The book draws upon the many historic precedents of designers overlapping several design principles, such as Paul Poiret who designed clothing, furniture and textiles. The ultimate goal of this text will be to increase students' understanding of the significant, subtle, and often subconscious roles that apparel and interior design play in our lives.
Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor’s Materials.

Formats ISBN
Hardback 9781563675812

20th-Century Dress in the United States

Jane Farrell-Beck and Jean Parsons

Published: APR 09, 2007

The 20th Century was a fast-paced race into modernization—but how did it affect what we wear? From revolutionary politics to the new machine age, from war and depression to growth and prosperity, 20th-Century Dress in the United States shows how fashion goes hand-in-hand with history. The authors examine American dress from 1898 to 2004 and find innovation at every turn. Diversity and complexity are key: far from the fashion stereotypes embodied by popular ideas of "the Twenties" or "the Sixties"—periods noted for their youthful upheaval and influence—we see how every era has its conformists and rebels, from the Arrow Collar Man and the Gibson Girl to flappers, bell-bottom-clad hippies, and Jackie Kennedy. Each chapter explores the social, cultural, economic, artistic, and technological themes that shape fashion in both festive and everyday clothing. Changes in retailing and manufacturing are also examined, from the sweatshops of yesterday to the Internet shopping of today. From high fashion to low, glitz to grunge, this vivid and comprehensive book explains what we wear on our backs—and why.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563674150