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Fashion talks : undressing the power of style  Cover Image Book Book

Fashion talks : undressing the power of style / edited by Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles.

Tarrant, Shira, 1963- (editor of compilation.). Jolles, Marjorie, (editor of compilation.).


"Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with accessible and thoughtful analyses of real-world issues. This collection explores whether style can shift the limiting boundaries of race, class, gender, and sexuality, while avoiding the traps with which it attempts to rein us in. Fashion Talks will appeal to cultural critics, industry insiders, mainstream readers, and academic experts who are curious about the role fashion plays in the struggles over identity, power, and the status quo"--P. [4] of cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781438443195
  • ISBN: 1438443196
  • ISBN: 9781438443201 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 143844320X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2012]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : feminism confronts fashion / Marjorie Jolles and Shira Tarrant -- Fashioning a feminist style, or, How I learned to dress from reading feminist theory / Astrid Henry -- Dressing left : conforming, transforming, and shifting masculine style / Shira Tarrant -- The baby bump is the new Birkin / Renée Ann Cramer -- Fashion as adaptation : the case of American Idol / Leslie Heywood and Justin R. Garcia -- My mannequin, myself : embodiment in fashion's mirror / Denise Witzig -- Life's too short to wear comfortable shoes : femme-ininity and sex work / Jayne Swift -- Japanese Lolita : challenging sexualized style and the little-girl look / Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal -- Glam Abaya : contemporary Emirati couture / Jan C. Kreidler -- Ado(red), abhor(red), disappea(red) : fashioning race, poverty, and morality under Product (Red) / Evangeline M. Heiliger -- The lady is a vamp : Cruella de Vil and the cultural politics of fur / Catherine Spooner -- Something borrowed, something blue : what's an indie bride to do? / Elline Lipkin -- Steampunk : stylish subversion and colonial chic / Diana M. Pho and Jaymee Goh -- DIY fashion and going Bust : wearing feminist politics in the twenty-first century / Jo Reger -- Stylish contradiction : mix-and-match as the fashion of feminist ambivalence / Marjorie Jolles.
Subject: Women's clothing > Social aspects.
Clothing and dress > Social aspects.
Fashion > Social aspects.
Feminism > Social aspects.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library GT 1720 .F37 2012 30775305469547 General Collection Available -

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