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Thinking Through Fashion


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Contents Acknowledgements Introduction to Thinking through Fashion Agnes Rocamora and Anneke Smelik 2. Karl Marx: Fashion and Capitalism Anthony Sullivan 3. Sigmund Freud: More than a Fetish: Fashion and Psychoanalysis Janice Miller 4. Georg Simmel: The `Philosophical Monet' Peter McNeil 5. Walter Benjamin: Fashion, Modernity and the City Street Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas 6. Mikhail Bakhtin: Fashioning the Grotesque Body Francesca Granata 7. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: The Corporeal Experience of Fashion Llewellyn Negrin 8. Roland Barthes: Semiology and the Rhetorical Codes of Fashion Paul Jobling 9. Erving Goffmann: Social Science as an Art of Cultural Observation Efrat Tseelon 10. Gilles Deleuze: Bodies-without-Organs in the Folds of Fashion Anneke Smelik 11. Michel Foucault: Fashioning the Body Politic Jane Tynan 12. Niklas Luhmann: Fashion between the Fashionable and Old-fashioned Aurelie van de Peer 13. Jean Baudrillard: Postmodern Fashion as the End of Meaning Efrat Tseelon 14. Pierre Bourdieu: The Field of Fashion Agnes Rocamora 15. Jacques Derrida: Fashion under Erasure Alison Gill 16. Bruno Latour: Actor-Network-Theory and Fashion Joanne Entwistle 17. Judith Butler: Fashion and Performativity Elizabeth Wissinger Notes on Contributors Index

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First 'how to' guide to the ideas of key thinkers for fashion students.

About the Author

Agnes Rocamora is Reader in Social and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She is the author of Fashioning the City: Paris, Fashion and the Media (I.B. Tauris 2009) and a co-editor of The Handbook of Fashion Studies (2013) and of Fashion Media: Past and Present (2013).Anneke Smelik is Professor of Visual Culture on the Katrien van Munster chair at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Her books include Delft Blue to Denim Blue: Dutch Fashion (I.B. Tauris, 2016), Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture (2013) and And the Mirror Cracked: Feminist Cinema and Film Theory (1998).

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