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The Resource Fashion, culture, and identity, Fred Davis

Fashion, culture, and identity, Fred Davis

Label
Fashion, culture, and identity
Title
Fashion, culture, and identity
Statement of responsibility
Fred Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do our clothes say about who we are or who we think we are? How does the way we dress communicate messages about our identity? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal or unique to Western culture? How do fashions change? These are just a few of the intriguing questions Fred Davis sets out to answer in this provocative look at what we do with our clothes and what they can do to us. Drawing on interviews with designers and fashion editors, Davis examines the workings of the fashion industry. He charts the rise and fall of a range of clothing styles, from "the little black dress" to the tuxedo and blue jeans. In fashion's cycle of invention to obsolescence, fashion succeeds or fails by its ability to respond to a complex and usually unpredictable cultural marketplace. Much of what we assume to be individual preferences, Davis shows, really reflect deeper social and cultural forces. Ours is an ambivalent social world, characterized by tensions over gender roles, social status, and the expression of sexuality. Predicting what people will wear becomes a risky gamble when the link between private self and public persona can be so unstable. Filled with sharply detailed portraits of the business and culture of fashion, this book will enlighten anyone interested in the important and complex role clothing plays in our lives
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Fred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT525
LC item number
.D38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • Gender identity
  • Group identity
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • Gender identity
  • Group identity
  • Kleding
  • Mode
  • Sociale status
  • Mode
  • Identité collective
  • Vêtements
Label
Fashion, culture, and identity, Fred Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Do Clothes Speak? What Makes Them Fashion? -- 2. Identity Ambivalence, Fashion's Fuel -- 3. Ambivalences of Gender: Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Will Be Boys -- 4. Ambivalences of Status: Flaunts and Feints -- 5. Ambivalences of Sexuality: The Dialectic of the Erotic and the Chaste -- 6. Fashion as Cycle, Fashion as Process -- 7. Stages of the Fashion Process -- 8. Antifashion: The Vicissitudes of Negation -- 9. Conclusion, and Some Afterthoughts
Control code
24952156
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226138084
Lccn
91044012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24952156
Label
Fashion, culture, and identity, Fred Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Do Clothes Speak? What Makes Them Fashion? -- 2. Identity Ambivalence, Fashion's Fuel -- 3. Ambivalences of Gender: Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Will Be Boys -- 4. Ambivalences of Status: Flaunts and Feints -- 5. Ambivalences of Sexuality: The Dialectic of the Erotic and the Chaste -- 6. Fashion as Cycle, Fashion as Process -- 7. Stages of the Fashion Process -- 8. Antifashion: The Vicissitudes of Negation -- 9. Conclusion, and Some Afterthoughts
Control code
24952156
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9780226138084
Lccn
91044012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24952156

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