The Meanings of Dress

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Fairchild Publications, Mar 30, 2005 - Design - 559 pages
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This revised collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals expands the readers awareness and understanding of what dress is all about. The essays in The Meanings of Dress, 2nd Edition, illustrate essential topics, such as dress and sociology, cultural studies, gender, religion, modesty and technological changes. Design and merchandising students will gain insight into how and why consumers buy clothing and other products related to dress and will grasp ways to forecast future trends. The book serves all interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course needs.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Internet Sites Encouraging Anorexia
40
Dress as Nonverbal Communication
67
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Iowa State University

Kimberly Miller-Spillman is an associate professor in the Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles Department of the University of Kentucky. She served several years on the Editorial Board for the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal and has held leadership roles in the International Textile and Apparel Association. She currently chairs the Jim Liles Student Award Committee for Costume Society of America Region VI which funds student travel to the annual symposium to present their research.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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