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Caprices of Fashion in Culture and Biology: Charles Darwin’s Aesthetics of “Ornament”

Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This essay traces how Charles Darwin renegotiated the close relationship between aesthetics and biology that already informed later-eighteenth-century aesthetics, most notably Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment. Darwin did so...

Anthropology of Dress and Fashion

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bibliographic guide

...This bibliography article focuses on studies of dress and fashion undertaken by cultural anthropologists. The discipline of anthropology has a broad scope because it investigates humankind comparatively across time and space...

Prologue

Jonathan S. Marion

Jonathan S. Marion is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, President of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), and author of Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (2008) and Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually (2013, w/Jerome Crowder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ballroom : Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance

Berg, 2008

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...This is a book about the culture of competitive ballroom dancing. It is not therefore a book about ballroom dress and costuming per se, but about a culture where dress and costume matter greatly and in myriad ways. This book is also about...

The History of Dress and Fashion

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Abby Lillethun

Abby Lillethun

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Bibliographic guide

...The history of dress and fashion can be described as the analysis and interpretation of human dress and appearance from prehistory until the immediate past. As with any historical subject area, dress historians aim to represent...

Introduction

Helen Bradley Foster

Foster was a Lecturer, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Donald Clay Johnson

Donald Clay Johnson is Curator, Ames Library of South Asia, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

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...This volume emanates from a retirement symposium held at the University of Minnesota in 2005. That meeting and this book honor the career of Joanne Bubolz Eicher, Regents’ Professor Emerita.After a dual graduate major in sociology...

Conclusion

Giulia Mensitieri

Giulia Mensitieri has a doctorate in social anthropology and ethnology from the École des Hautes Étudesen Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Her research focuses on globalisation, the transformations of work, and the coveted imaginary worlds produced by contemporary capitalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Natasha Lehrer

Natasha Lehrer is an award-winning writer and translator. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and The Nation, and elsewhere. She has translated books by Nathalie Léger, Chantal Thomas, Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, and the Dalai Lama, among others. She won a Rockower award for journalism in 2016, and in 2017 her co-translation (with Cécile Menon) of Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Léger, won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Most Beautiful Job in the World : Lifting the Veil on the Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...‘The difficulty of our occupation is compensated for by the beauty of what we create.’Designer Narciso Rodriguez, in Le Jour d’avant, Loïc Prigent.Designer Narciso Rodriguez, in Le Jour d’avant, Loïc Prigent.‘Everyone wants this. Everyone...

The Anthropology of Dress

Fadwa El Guindi

Fadwa El Guindi is at the University of Southern California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Veil : Modesty, Privacy and Resistance

Berg, 1999

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...Dress in Theory and Ethnography I consider in this chapter how dress has been dealt with ethnographically and theoretically. In the course of this exploration it became evident that relatively little attention has been given to the study...

Herbert Spencer’s Sartorial Protestantism

Michael Carter

Michael Carter is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, University of Sydney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes

Berg, 2003

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...If we go back far enough we find that …Other than by specialists in intellectual history, the work of Herbert Spencer (1820–1903) is seldom read these days, yet the writings of those whom he influenced, thinkers such as Durkheim, Veblen...

Introduction

Geraldine Biddle-Perry

Geraldine Biddle-Perry is Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Cheang

Sarah Cheang is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hair : Styling, Culture and Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...Theorizing the Meaning of Hair Just as the human body is dressed and adorned in order to participate in society, so human hair is combed, cut, coloured, curled, straightened, plaited, swept up, tied back, decorated, plucked and shaved...

Getting into Fashion, Creating a Persona, Coping in Fashion, Getting out of Fashion

Giulia Mensitieri

Giulia Mensitieri has a doctorate in social anthropology and ethnology from the École des Hautes Étudesen Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. Her research focuses on globalisation, the transformations of work, and the coveted imaginary worlds produced by contemporary capitalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Natasha Lehrer

Natasha Lehrer is an award-winning writer and translator. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and The Nation, and elsewhere. She has translated books by Nathalie Léger, Chantal Thomas, Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, and the Dalai Lama, among others. She won a Rockower award for journalism in 2016, and in 2017 her co-translation (with Cécile Menon) of Suite for Barbara Loden, by Nathalie Léger, won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Most Beautiful Job in the World : Lifting the Veil on the Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Getting into fashion I met Philip in a trendy bar in the centre of Brussels, in the heart of a neighbourhood filled with fashion boutiques, where he both lives and works. In his late forties, he used to work for various Parisian fashion...