Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Author: Diana Crane
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226924831
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It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

Chanel

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783869301792
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M rkte

Author: Patrik Aspers
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658087803
Format: PDF
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Unser Leben wird von Märkten bestimmt. Sie sind für die kapitalistischen Volkswirtschaften weltweit konstitutiv und haben von Anfang an viele öffentliche Debatten ausgelöst. Während Märkte für die Einen der unübertroffene Modus der Handlungskoordination sind, werden sie von Anderen als Quelle vieler gesellschaftlicher Übel eingestuft und bekämpft. Dieses Buch vereint das Wissen über Märkte von Soziologie, Ökonomie und Anthropologie und untersucht systematisch die verschiedenen Formen von Märkten, denen wir täglich in unserem Leben begegnen.

Der gro e Fotoguide f r die perfekte Passform

Author: Sarah Veblen
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3830709153
Format: PDF
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Auf dem Weg zu maßgeschneiderter Kleidung ist dieser Band eine unverzichtbare Grundlage: Präzise formuliert und mit Fotografien zu jedem Arbeitsschritt bestückt, führt die umfangreiche Anleitung zur perfekten Anpassung und Umsetzung von Schnitten für alle Basics der Damenbekleidung. In Wort und Bild erläutert wird hier nicht nur die exakte Vermessung für Blusen, Röcken, Blazer, Tuniken und Hosen, sondern auch die richtige Übertragung der Abmessungen auf vorhandene Schnittmuster. Darüber hinaus hält der Band Lösungsvorschläge bei Problemen mit der passgenauen Linienführung für alle Körperkonstitutionen bereit und ist damit ein praktischer Begleiter durch viele eigene Schneider-Projekte.

The Study of Dress History

Author: Lou Taylor
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719040658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over the past ten years the study of dress history has finally achieved academic respectability. This book shows how the fields of dress history and dress studies are now benefitting from the adoption of new multi-disciplinary approaches and outlines the full range of these approaches which draw on material culture, ethnography, and cultural studies. Raises a series of frank and fresh issues surrounding approaches to the history of dress, including analysis of the academic gender and subject divides that have riven it in the past. Comprehensive, engaging and trenchant, this will become the benchmark volume in the study of dress history.