Dress and Globalisation

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Manchester University Press, Sep 4, 2004 - Design - 176 pages
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This is the first work to survey dress around the world, drawing together issues of consumption, ethnicity, gender and the body, as well as anthropological accounts and studies of representation. It examines international western style dress, including jeans and business suits, headwear and hairdressing, ethnicity and so called "ethnic chic," clothes for the tourist market, the politicization of traditional dress, "alternative" dressing, and T-shirts as temporary markers of identity. It also considers dress and environmental issues, touching on adventure gear, the "green" consumer and the possible impact of "smart" clothing.
 

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Contents

Theorising global dress
15
Dress and global sameness
32
Political dress
50
Ethnic dress or fashionably ethnic?
69
Style and communication
87
negotiating meaning
101
Whats the alternative?
117
is there a responsible choice?
134
Index
167
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Margaret Maynard is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

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