Fashion as Communication

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
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In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challening class, gender, sexual and social identities.What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challenging class, gender, sexual and social identities.Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches from Barthes and Baudrillard to Marxist, psychoanalytic and feminist theory, Barnard addresses the ambivalent status of fashion in contemporary culture.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
FASHION CLOTHING COMMUNICATION
27
THE FUNCTIONS OF FASHION AND CLOTHING
49
FASHION CLOTHING AND MEANING
72
FASHION CLOTHING AND THE REPRODUCTION
102
FASHION CLOTHING AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION
127
FASHION CLOTHING AND POSTMODERNITY
156
CONCLUSION
187
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