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FASHION AND EVERYDAY LIFE: LONDON AND NEW YORK. Cheryl Buckley and Hazel Clark. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2017. 328 pp. with 79 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2016-29744 ISBN 9781847888266 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 174374. Publisher's description: Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life. Looking historically for the imprint of fashion within everyday routines such as going to work or shopping, or in leisure activities like dancing, the book identifies the 'fashion system of the ordinary', in which clothing has a distinct role in the 'making' of self and identity. Exploring the period from 1890 to 2010, the study is located in London and New York, cities that are presented as socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, as well as increasingly fashionable. The book re-focuses fashion discourse away from well-trodden, power-laden dynamics, towards a re-evaluation of time, memory, and above all history, and their relationship to fashion and everyday life. The importance of place and space -- and issues of gender, race and social class -- provides the broader framework, revealing fashion as both routine and exceptional, and as an increasingly significant part of urban life.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain, United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73,30,59
Worldwide Number: 174375
Paperbound $26.95    

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