Fashioning the Body Politic

Fashion is often thought of as a matter of personal taste, completely unconnected with the public domain of political life and citizenship. This book reveals that fashion has played a significant role in political participation and protest.

Fashioning the Body Politic

Author: Wendy Parkins

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859735879

Page: 260

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Fashion is often thought of as a matter of personal taste, completely unconnected with the public domain of political life and citizenship. This book reveals that fashion has played a significant role in political participation and protest.

Appearance and Identity

This book casts a critical look at the dominant position that fashion has come to occupy in contemporary society.

Appearance and Identity

Author: L. Negrin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230617182

Page: 200

View: 698

This book casts a critical look at the dominant position that fashion has come to occupy in contemporary society. It addresses various aspects of fashion in postmodern culture including makeup, cosmetic surgery, tattoos, ornament in dress and the blurring of gender boundaries.

Fashioning the Body

Yet masculine fashion has been no stranger to these tortuous practices. Men flaunted their virility by artificially broadening their shoulders, applying padding to their chests, and slipping codpieces over their groins.

Fashioning the Body

Author: Denis Bruna

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300204278

Page: 272

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A witty and stylish look into the mechanics employed by men and women to sculpt their figures for fashion

Fashioning the Frame

This groundbreaking work addresses important questions about the Algerian War of 1954-62 and the significant French resistance to their own leaders during the bitter conflict.

Fashioning the Frame

Author: Martin Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN:

Page: 214

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This groundbreaking work addresses important questions about the Algerian War of 1954-62 and the significant French resistance to their own leaders during the bitter conflict. Through the use of extensive interviews, it provides powerful insights into the clash of values that accompanied the war.

Fashioning Gothic Bodies

This innovative book explores the role played by clothing in the discourses of the Gothic.

Fashioning Gothic Bodies

Author: Catherine Spooner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719064012

Page: 224

View: 834

This innovative book explores the role played by clothing in the discourses of the Gothic. It makes an explicit connection between the veils, masks and disguises of Gothic convention, and historically-specific fashion discourses, from the revealing chemise-dress popularized by Queen Marie Antoinette to the subcultural style of contemporary Goths. In so doing it sheds new light on the cultural construction of Gothic bodies. Taking an original interdisciplinary approach, Catherine Spooner offers readings of literary, cinematic and popular cultural texts in the context of fashion from the 1790s to the 1990s. Progressing chronologically from the novels of Radcliffe and Lewis through the "sensation" fiction of the Victorian period and the Gothic fiction of the fin-de-siècle, Fashioning Gothic Bodies culminates with twentieth-century film and the supposed resurgence of the Gothic in pre-Millennial culture.

Kit Fashioning the Sporting Body

This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history.

Kit  Fashioning the Sporting Body

Author: Jean Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317413962

Page: 208

View: 630

This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The ways in which bodies are adorned, embellished and clothed (or revealed) highlights the hybrid nature of dress history, encompassing as it does the everyday clothing solutions of the mass of people and the unusual or more ceremonial aspects of costume, as well as elite high fashion. Although this is as yet an under-researched area, there are an increasing number of fashion and clothing undergraduate and postgraduate courses that specialise in sport and leisurewear. This publication is intended to give an introductory overview of the historical and contemporary issues as it does for the growing number of sport marketing and sports studies courses concerned with dress, costume history and branding. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in History.

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

Author: Patrizia Gentile

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442613874

Page: 428

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In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Body Shaping

What we know about our bodies, and how we are influenced by beautification trends, is critical to a gratifying life. This book is for the millions of persons who are discontent with their looks.

Body Shaping

Author: Richard L. Sartore

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560722793

Page: 119

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The foremost objective of Body Shaping: Trends, Fashion and Rebellions is to be a helpful guide for individuals better understanding themselves. What we know about our bodies, and how we are influenced by beautification trends, is critical to a gratifying life. This book is for the millions of persons who are discontent with their looks. The focus is on both men and women who are similarly affected in a serious way. Appearance is a vital preoccupation in our culture and it can become an unhealthy obsession. Those who are secure with their bodies tend to be secure with life. That is why an understanding of body image over the years is key before any body modification can be fully successful.

The Culture of Fashion

Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body ...

The Culture of Fashion

Author: Christopher Breward

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041259

Page: 244

View: 594

This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.

Fashioning the Modern Middle East

In the first book to address the critical role of the (un)dressed body in the formation of the modern Middle East, these essays unveil contemporary struggles over nation, gender, modernity and post-modernity.

Fashioning the Modern Middle East

Author: Reina Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350135224

Page: 232

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In the first book to address the critical role of the (un)dressed body in the formation of the modern Middle East, these essays unveil contemporary struggles over nation, gender, modernity and post-modernity. Contributions from leading interdisciplinary scholars, exploring gender representation, photography, dress and visual culture, recount the role of the visible elite body in campaigns for gender and social emancipation, dress histories concerning early nationalist women and men, and legal frameworks used by those who seek to control the movement of gendered bodies. The result is a rich picture of a historical period and cultural landscape which brings dress and visual culture back into historical narratives of the modern Middle East. Recognising multiple modernities, multiple imperialisms and diverse regional experiences of post-colonialism, Fashioning the Modern Middle East contains a range of theoretical frameworks invaluable to students of fashion studies, Middle Eastern studies, anthropology, photography and gender. Bringing forward new primary material and re-investigating extant sources from new perspectives, this is the essential introduction to the role of the dressed and undressed body in the formation of the modern Middle East.

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In : China Information 13 . 2 / 3 , 5984 . o Li , Xiaoping ( 1998 ) : „ Fashioning the
Body in Post - Mao China . “ In : Consuming Fashion : Adorning the Transnational
Body . Eds . : Anne Brydon / Sandra Niessen . Oxford , England : Berg , 71 - 89 ...

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The Anatomy of Fashion

Taking different body parts in turn, this book invites us to view ourselves as we have been in the past.

The Anatomy of Fashion

Author: Susan Vincent

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1845207637

Page: 234

View: 790

Taking different body parts in turn, this book invites us to view ourselves as we have been in the past. Arguing that analysis needs to aspire to the proliferation and playfulness of fashion itself, it both explores a different aesthetic and examines its implications. Whether in the mechanisms of production, the politics of consumption, the construction of sexuality or gender, or the formation and reformation of manners and morals, fashion is there.--[back cover]

Fashioning the Victorians

Each section opens with an introduction that examines the major trends in Victorian clothing – and the material, economic, scientific and cultural forces driving those trends – situating the texts in the pressing social anxieties and ...

Fashioning the Victorians

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350023388

Page: 264

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Offering a unique anthology of primary texts, this sourcebook opens a window on the writing that shaped and mirrored Victorian fashion, taking us from corsets to crinolines, dandies to decadent 'New Women'. A user-friendly collection that provides a solid grounding in the fashion history of the nineteenth century, it brings together for the first time sources that trace the evolution of dress and the social, cultural and political discourses that influenced it. Featuring seminal writings by authors and commentators such as Oscar Wilde, Thorstein Veblen and Sarah Stickney Ellis, plus satirical cartoons, illustrations and fashion plates from key sources such as Punch magazine, it combines primary texts and illustrations with accessible explanatory notes to offer a wide-ranging overview of the period for both students and researchers. Each section opens with an introduction that examines the major trends in Victorian clothing – and the material, economic, scientific and cultural forces driving those trends – situating the texts in the pressing social anxieties and pleasures of the time. Exploring both menswear and womenswear, and key topics such as corsetry, dress reform and mourning, Mitchell extends her analysis into interdisciplinary fields including gender studies and literature, and guides the reader with a timeline, glossary and further readings.

Fashioning Film Stars

Which Body ? Some aspects of this paradox have been addressed by Jean -
Louis Comolli in his ' Historical Fiction : A Body Too Much ' , an essay on the
problem of belief in the fiction film made problematic by the historical film , where
the ...

Fashioning Film Stars

Author: Rachel Moseley

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844570676

Page: 200

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Fashioning Film Stars brings together work by established and emerging scholars in the field of film costume and star studies, to address the significance of the relationships between fashion, dress and star image. While studies of individual stars have often commented on the importance of style to the construction of their persona, such work has until now remained largely focused upon the female Hollywood, or occasionally European, star. This scholarly and readable volume redresses that balance, offering close analyses of the detail and significance of male and female star style in Hollywood. European, Asian and Latin American contexts. It brings together a range of theoretical and methodological frameworks from textual analysis, archival research and audience study to offer, for the first time, a detailed consideration of the importance of the fashioning of film stars. Fashioning Film Stars asks: how does dress operate in relation to stardom to articulate particular identities - gendered, national, classed, ethnic, sexual? How, precisely, does film costume operate, and how is it understood, semiotically, socially, culturally? Does star dress 'disappear' against the body as 'clothes', or speak out performatively as 'costume' or 'spectacle'? It answers them in an engaging and accessible volume which will be of interest to film scholars and film fans alike.

Body Narratives

It investigates the relationship between disciplinary discourses of the human body and political body imagery in the texts of courtly writers like Spenser, Sidney, Ralegh and others, and traces its interdependence in their narratives of ...

Body Narratives

Author: S. Scholz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230287689

Page: 208

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Body Narratives deals with the configurations in the literature and culture of sixteenth-century England. It investigates the relationship between disciplinary discourses of the human body and political body imagery in the texts of courtly writers like Spenser, Sidney, Ralegh and others, and traces its interdependence in their narratives of national identity, imperial expansion and gender difference.

Imperialism Power and Identity

Now Foucault asserted the importance of the self-fashioning body and the inner
constitution of the individual and his pleasures (for it is mainly of “he” that
Foucault wrote). This seems to have more to do with the author's sudden
awareness of ...

Imperialism  Power  and Identity

Author: David J. Mattingly

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691160171

Page: 376

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Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. Imperialism, Power, and Identity boldly challenges this view using insights from postcolonial studies of modern empires to offer a more nuanced understanding of Roman imperialism. Rejecting outdated notions about Romanization, David Mattingly focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung populations whose experience of empire varied enormously. He examines the nature of power in Rome and the means by which the Roman state exploited the natural, mercantile, and human resources within its frontiers. Mattingly draws on his own archaeological work in Britain, Jordan, and North Africa and covers a broad range of topics, including sexual relations and violence; census-taking and taxation; mining and pollution; land and labor; and art and iconography. He shows how the lives of those under Rome's dominion were challenged, enhanced, or destroyed by the empire's power, and in doing so he redefines the meaning and significance of Rome in today's debates about globalization, power, and empire. Imperialism, Power, and Identity advances a new agenda for classical studies, one that views Roman rule from the perspective of the ruled and not just the rulers. In a new preface, Mattingly reflects on some of the reactions prompted by the initial publication of the book.