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"I know I am posing"...Feeling the Pose in Post-war Fashion Modeling

McDowell, Felice (2016) "I know I am posing"...Feeling the Pose in Post-war Fashion Modeling. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. ISSN 1362-704X

Type of Research: Article
Creators: McDowell, Felice
Description:

In Camera Lucida Roland Barthes outlines how posing for the camera is a performative act in which one lends oneself “to the social game”; therefore “I pose, I know I am posing, I want you to know that I am posing, but (to square the circle) this additional message must in no way alter the precious essence of my individuality.” This article examines some of the ways in which the pose and act/action of posing have been articulated in selected accounts of post-war fashion modeling. In doing so it questions the ways in which the pose and act/action of posing may be considered in terms of what Raymond Williams terms “structures of feeling,” which is feeling as both a product of, and as productive in, social, historical, cultural and individual contexts.

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Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Life writing; Fashion models
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge: Taylor & Francis
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 12 November 2016
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/1362704X.2016.1252521
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 15:25
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 11:11
Item ID: 10622
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/10622

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