Through the Wardrobe: Women's Relationships with Their Clothes - Dress, Body, Culture v. 22 (Hardback)
  • Through the Wardrobe: Women's Relationships with Their Clothes - Dress, Body, Culture v. 22 (Hardback)
zoom

Through the Wardrobe: Women's Relationships with Their Clothes - Dress, Body, Culture v. 22 (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£90.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 01/01/2001
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Relating to clothes is a fundamental experience in the lives of most Western women. Even when choice is fraught with ambivalence, clothing matters. From considerations about dressing for success, to worries about weight, through to investing particular articles of clothing with meaning bordering on the sacred, what we wear speaks volumes about personal identity - what is revealed, what is concealed, what is created. This book fills a gap in the existing literature on the ambivalence of fashion and dress by drawing on a wide range of women's experiences with their wardrobes and providing empirical data noticeably absent from other studies of women and dress. Navigating what is clearly a contested realm in feminist scholarship, contributors provide rich case studies of the reality of women's relationships with clothing. While on the surface concerns about fashion or dress may appear to reflect gendered patterns, in fact clothing may be used to challenge ascribed meanings about femininity.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781859733837
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

How to Read Buildings
Added to basket
Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic
Added to basket
Koh-I-Noor
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
About Looking
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
How to Read Paintings
Added to basket
Mad Enchantment
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How to Read Churches
Added to basket
Insomniac City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How to Read Towns and Cities
Added to basket
Man of Iron
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Frida
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
How to Read Buildings
Added to basket
The Crossbow
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Out on the Land
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
How To Read Castles
Added to basket
Left Bank
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.