Identities Through Fashion: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Identities Through Fashion: A Multidisciplinary Approach

By: Laura Bovone (editor), Ana Martha Gonzalez (editor)Paperback

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Fashion has become a fertile field of study for academics across disciplines, now that the rules, once tightly fixed, have been deconstructed. This volume brings together academics from various disciplines - philosophy, sociology, medicine, anthropology, psychology and psychiatry - to examine fashion's complex relationship with post-industrial societies. Herein the authors address, from the standpoint of their respective disciplines, what crucial functions fashion fulfils in the modern world, especially as it relates to the construction and deconstruction of the self. This volume is the result of a conference held by the Social Trends Institute at which the authors presented original papers. The Social Trends Institute is a non-profit research centre that offers institutional and financial support to academics in all fields who research and explore emerging social trends and their effects on human communities. The Institute focuses its research on four main subject areas: family, bioethics, culture and lifestyles, and corporate governance.

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Ana Marta Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Laura Bovone is a professor in Sociology of Communication, Director of the 'Centro per lo studio della moda e della produzione culturale' and the Master's program 'Comunicazione per le industrie culturali' at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.


Acknowledgements About the Contributors Preface, Joanne Finkelstein (University of Greenwich, London, UK) Introduction, Diana Crane (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Fashion and Identity 1. The Modern Western Fashion Pattern, its Functions and Relationship to Identity, Colin Campbell (University of York, UK) 2. Fashion, Image, Identity, Ana Marta Gonzalez (University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain) 3. Identity and Intersubjectivity, Ann Margaret Brach (Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences, USA) Fashion as Communication 4. Fashion, Identity and Social Actors, Laura Bovone (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy) 5. The Proliferation of Fashion and the Decline of its Code of Meanings, Alejandro Nestor Garcia Martinez (University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain) 6. How Successful is Communication via Clothing? Thoughts and Evidence on an Unexamined Paradigm, Efrat Tseelon (University of Leeds, UK) 7. Adolescence: Identity, Fashion and Narcissism, Maria Elena Larrain (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia) Fashion, Image and Health 8. Fashion, Lifestyle and Psychiatry, Raphael M. Bonelli (University Clinic of Psychiatry in Graz, Austria) 9. The Impact of the Term 'Fashion' on Medical and Psychiatric Literature, Francesco Cecere (Eating Disorders Center, Rome, Italy) 10. Strong Fashion and Weak Identity: A Necessary Association? Maria Teresa Russo (Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy) Endnotes Index

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  • publication date: 01/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780857850584
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780857850584
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 085785058X

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