Footnotes: On Shoes

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Shari Benstock, Suzanne Ferriss
Rutgers University Press, 2001 - Social Science - 325 pages
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This collection of essays explore the many paradoxes inherent in shoes: in collecting, consuming, fashioning, representing, and wearing them. It aims to capture the cultural significance of shoes in art, film, literature, history, folklore, dance, psychology and sexuality.
  

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Contents

The Ends of Fashion or Learning to Theorize with Shoes
17
The Shoe in Art the Shoe as Art
43
Cinema Gender and Footwear
58
Mens Footwear and Modernity
116
Tacones and Symbolic Ethnicity
135
Lesbian Fetishism in Daphne Du Mauriers Rebecca
156
Brogans
179
Empty Shoes
197
perception
251
The Modern Foot
272
Wearing It Out
282
Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper
299
The Red Shoes
305
Selected Bibliography
311
Index
317
Copyright

Red Shoes and Bloody Stumps
233

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About the author (2001)

Shari Benstock is a professor of English & associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami. She is the author of several books, most recently "No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton." Along with Suzanne Ferriss, she edits "On Fashion" (Rutgers University Press, 1994).

Suzanne Ferriss teaches literature & gender studies at Nova Southwestern University. Along with Shari Benstock, she edits "On Fashion" (Rutgers University Press, 1994).

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