Nordic Fashion Studies

Description

Fashion means much more than dress. There are fashions in all aspects of life, from the time and manner of taking meals to the ways in which people sit. Clothes are animated by bodies moving in space, through gesture and deportment, and attitudes towards work and leisure that have changed dramatically across culture and time. The dressed body occupies space in coded ways that are learned through socialisation and that are also subject to fashion.

This anthology explores the multi-dimensions of fashion, from the market to the imagination. Fashion, a series of experts argue, is relational and weighty, yet still figures in the media and popular imagination as nebulous and opaque. This anthology seeks to overturn that popular view, introducing readers to new ways of conceptualising their interest and participation in fashion past and present.

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Details

  • Type:
    Anthology (other academic)
  • Published:
    2012
  • Publisher:
  • Language:
    English
  • ISBN:
    9789197859899
  • Edition:
    1st
  • Pages:
    250

About the Editors

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil conducts research in the fields of fashion studies, design history and art history, with an emphasis upon fashion and social identity, fashion and representation, and fashion and consumption. Read more

Louise Wallenberg

I am Associate Professor of Fashion Studies at the Centre for Fashion Studies at IMS and I hold a PhD in Cinema Studies from Stockholm University (2002). My research has so far focused on issues dealing with gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity ... Read more

Reference

McNeil, P. and Wallenberg, L. (eds.). (2012). Nordic Fashion Studies. Stockholm: AXL Books.