Appearance and Identity: Fashioning the Body in Postmodernity (BOK)

Llewellyn Negrin

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This book critically examines recent theories of fashion which have sought to legitimize its pleasures and defend it as an avenue for self-expression. Through a series of essays which address different aspects of fashion in postmodern culture including the wearing of makeup, cosmetic surgery, tattoos, the role of ornament in dress and the blurring of gender boundaries, it is argued that the greatest concern today lies not in the failure to acknowledge the pleasures of fashion, but, on the contrary, in the tendency to elevate it to a dominant position in everyday life where the cultivation of one's physical appearance supplants all other sources of identity formation.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Llewellyn Negrin
ISBN 9780230607620
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 21,1cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular culture, Cosmetics, hair & beauty, Gender studies, gender groups