Fashion as Communication

Fashion as Communication

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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.People do not perceive the items in their wardrobes or on sale in shops as illustrating the way in which the effect of modesty is created only by reference to revealment. They see garments as too revealing, or too modest, for example, not as theanbsp;...


Title:Fashion as Communication
Author: Malcolm Barnard
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-18
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