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ACTS OF UNDRESSING: POLITICS, EROTICISM AND DISCARDED CLOTHING. Barbara Brownie. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2016. Copyright 2017. Dress, Body, Culture. ISSN 1360-466X. 170 pp. with 17 ills. 23 x 16 cm. ISBN 9781472596185 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 171582. Publisher's description: The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and social contexts. As we are increasingly obsessed with dress choices as signifiers of who we are and how we feel, an investigation into what happens as we remove our clothes has never been more pertinent. Exploring three main issues -- politics, tease, and clothes without bodies -- Acts of Undressing discusses these key themes through an in-depth and eclectic mix of case studies including flashing at Mardi Gras, the World Burlesque Games, and 'shoefiti' used by gangs to mark territories. Building on leading theories of dress and the body, from academics including Roland Barthes and Mario Perniolato, Ruth Barcan and Erving Goffman, Acts of Undressing is essential reading for students of fashion, sociology, anthropology, visual culture, and related subjects.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Costume/Fashion, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73,30,59
Worldwide Number: 171583
Paperbound $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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