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Totalitarian dress

Bartlett, Djurdja (2010) Totalitarian dress. In: The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives. Routledge, London UK and New York USA, pp. 498-502. ISBN 9780415493246, 9780415493239

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Bartlett, Djurdja

A Snapshot text that opens up topics for further investigation and pushes fashion beyond its conventional borders.

Official Website: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415493246/
Additional Information (Publicly available):

The Fashion History Reader is an innovative work that provides a broad introduction to the complex literature in the fields of fashion studies, and dress and fashion history.

A comprehensive resource for those who wish to further their engagement with fashion as a contemporary phenomenon, the book connects a diverse range of approaches and incorporates non-Western literature within better-known studies from Europe and North America.

It identifies the history of fashion as a meeting point between the long-standing historical investigation of ‘dress’ and ‘costume’ and the more recent development of those sociological and anthropological-inspired studies that have come to be called ‘fashion theory’.

Twenty-three chapters and over forty shorter ‘Snapshot’ texts cover a wide range of topics and approaches within the history of fashion, ranging from object-based studies to theory-driven analyses. The book is divided into six parts, surveying some of the key themes in the history of fashion. Themes also move in and across time, providing a chronology to enable student learning: parts 1-3 cover the fifteenth to the eighteenth-century; parts 4 and 5 cover the nineteenth-century to the contemporary (with particular attention given to non-European countries); part 6 provides a survey of the global setting and current globalised nature of fashion.

A comprehensive introduction by the editors will contextualise debates for students, synthesising past history and bringing them up-to-date through a discussion of globalisation. Each section also includes a short, accessible introduction by the editors, placing each chapter within the wider, thematic treatment of fashion and its history, and an Annotated Guide to Further Reading encourages students to enhance their learning independently.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Fashion, modernity, totalitarian society, politics, democratization
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 26 April 2010
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 11:22
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 10:38
Item ID: 4558
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4558

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