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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 is it 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.

Much of what we assume to be individual preference, Davis shows, really reflects 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.

Synopsis:

A consideration of the role of clothes in establishing personality, and the influence and significance of changing fashion as a social and cultural phenomenon.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-216) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

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

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226138091
Author:
Davis, Fred
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Applied Psychology
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 halftones, 5 line drawings
Pages:
233
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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