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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DRESS. Sharron J. Lennon et al. Fairchild Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2017. 396 pp. with 143 ills. 28 x 22 cm. LC 2016-39919 ISBN 9781501313561 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 175652
Paperbound $95.00    

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