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The Visible Self: Global Perspectives of Dress, Culture, and Society

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Publisher Comments:

- The Systematic Study of Dress

- The Classification System of Dress

- Dress, Culture, and Society

- Records of the Types of Dress

- Written Interpretations of Dress

- Physical Appearance, Environment, and Dress

- Physical Appearance and Dress

- Body, Dress, and Environment

- Scales of Culture and Dress

- Small-scale Culture and Dress

- Large-scale Culture and Dress

- Global-scale Culture and Dress

- Art, Aesthetics, and Dress

- The Art of Creating Dress

- Ideals for Individual Appearance and the Art of Dress

- The Art of Dress: Conformity and Individuality

- Dress and the Arts

- Dress and the Future

- Your Future and Dress

- Updated examples and current approaches to theoretical orientations, such as new work on the scale of world cultures, genetics, race, and globalization.

- Revised and expanded art program, including 8-page color insert.

- Introductory material links each reading to chapter concepts.

- Expanded end-of-chapter pedagogy will increase utilization of the images & readings.

- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom

Synopsis:

Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 3rd Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share—not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also the method of cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress across cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social animals. Readings collected from classic books and academic journals enable students to appreciate the complexity of dress from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, sociology, economics, fine arts, and the natural sciences.

About the Author

Joanne B. Eicher, University of Minnesota

Sandra Lee Evenson, University of Idaho

Hazel A. Lutz, Independent scholar

Table of Contents

Contents

I. The Systematic Study of Dress

- The Classification System of Dress

- Dress, Culture, and Society

- Records of the Types of Dress

- Written Interpretations of Dress

II. Physical Appearance, Environment, and Dress

- Physical Appearance and Dress

- Body, Dress, and Environment

III. Scales of Culture and Dress

- Small-scale Culture and Dress

- Large-scale Culture and Dress

- Global-scale Culture and Dress

IV. Art, Aesthetics, and Dress

- The Art of Creating Dress

- Ideals for Individual Appearance and the Art of Dress

- The Art of Dress: Conformity and Individuality

- Dress and the Arts

V. Dress and the Future

- Your Future and Dress

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563676420
Publisher:
Fairchild Books & Visuals
Subject:
Fashion
Author:
Evenson, Sandra
Author:
Lutz, Hazel A.
Author:
Lutz, Hazel
Author:
Evenson, Sandra Lee
Author:
Eicher, Joanne
Author:
Eicher, Joanne B.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp colour section
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.5 x 1 in 1 lb

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Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 3rd Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share—not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also the method of cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress across cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social animals. Readings collected from classic books and academic journals enable students to appreciate the complexity of dress from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, sociology, economics, fine arts, and the natural sciences.
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