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THE FASHIONED BODY: FASHION, DRESS AND MODERN SOCIAL THEORY. Second edition. Joanne Entwistle. Polity Press, Malden, 2015. Original edition published 2000. Distributed by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken. 304 pp. with 19 ills. 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 9780745649375 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 164016. Publisher's description: The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from a 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. With a new preface and new material on the evolving fashion industry, this second edition gives a clear summary of the theories surrounding the role and function of fashion in modern society. Entwistle examines how fashion plays a crucial role in the formation of modern identity through its articulation of the body, gender and sexuality. The book offers a much needed synthesis between the literature on fashion and dress, and the sociology of the body, offering an updated critique of the issues raised in the first edition. Entwistle shows how an understanding of fashion and dress requires an understanding of the meanings acquired by the body in culture since it is the body that fashion speaks to and which is dressed in almost all social situations and encounters.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 164015
Hardcover $69.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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