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The Resource Is fashion a woman's right?, Carolyn Beckingham

Is fashion a woman's right?, Carolyn Beckingham

Label
Is fashion a woman's right?
Title
Is fashion a woman's right?
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Beckingham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book addresses the evidence for the widespread belief that enjoyment of fashion is necessarily inconsistent with feminist values, from a feminist (as opposed to a post-feminist) point of view. It begins by establishing that many feminists in fact hold this belief and argues that disagreeing does not mean claiming that feminism was unnecessary or that it is now rendered redundant by changing social mores. The author describes the historical background as applied to both men's and women's clothing in various cultures, including close reading of the function of clothes in the novels of the Bronte sisters, Thackeray and Dickens, through to the use of fashion as a call to arms for the early feminists, as well as later theorists like Susan Sontag and Naomi Wolf."
  • "Issues of personal freedom and political correctness, the claims that fashion makes women sex objects for men, and the charge that the subject is too trivial to merit serious discussion, are all challenged. Allegations of links between fashion and pornography are explored, and the disagreements between feminists on this topic set out. Finally, the issue of dressing for special occasions and whether this practice has a place in the modern world is addressed with candour. Is Fashion a Woman's Right? re-establishes the relationship between fashion and feminist values."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckingham, Carolyn
Dewey number
391
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT525
LC item number
.B43 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion
  • Women's clothing
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
Label
Is fashion a woman's right?, Carolyn Beckingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The case against fashion -- How did we get here? -- What happened to men? -- Two kinds of freedom -- Who are we trying to please? -- Do appearances matter? : Hunt the symbol ; Caution-- these words are loaded! -- The ultimate attack: fashion as pornography -- Dress as ritual -- What next?
Control code
56924735
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9781845190774
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Is fashion a woman's right?, Carolyn Beckingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The case against fashion -- How did we get here? -- What happened to men? -- Two kinds of freedom -- Who are we trying to please? -- Do appearances matter? : Hunt the symbol ; Caution-- these words are loaded! -- The ultimate attack: fashion as pornography -- Dress as ritual -- What next?
Control code
56924735
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9781845190774
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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