Fashion and Cultural Studies (Paperback)

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Bridging theory and practice, this accessible text considers fashion from both cultural studies and fashion studies perspectives, and addresses the growing interaction between the two fields.

Kaiser and Green use a wide range of cross-cultural case studies to explore how race, ethnicity, class, gender and other identities intersect and are produced through embodied fashion. Drawing on intersectionality in feminist theory and cultural studies, Fashion and Cultural Studies is essential reading for students and scholars.

This revised edition includes updated case studies and two new chapters. The first new chapter explores religion, spirituality, and faith in relation to style, fashion, and dress. The second offers a critique of "beauty" and considers dressed embodiment inclusive of diverse sizes, shapes and dis/abilities. Throughout the text, Kaiser and Green use a range of examples to interrogate the complex entanglements of production, regulation, distribution, consumption, and subject formation within and through fashion.

About the Author

Susan B. Kaiser is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, in the Departments of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; and Design. She is the author of The Social Psychology of Clothing (Fairchild 1997), and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is also the editor of the journal Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty. Denise N. Green is an Associate Professor at Cornell University where she also directs the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection. She is on the editorial boards of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Fashion Studies, Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, and was the Vice President of Publications for the Costume Society of America, 2017-2021.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350104686
ISBN-10: 135010468X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: March 24th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English