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Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing Paperback – August 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0226117997 ISBN-10: 0226117995

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (August 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226117995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226117997
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle, whatever that is? Is haute couture defunct? Why may women wear pants and everything else men do, yet men may not wear skirts and everything else women do? Crane (sociology, Univ. of Pennsylvania; The Transformation of the Avant-Garde) has written widely on the history and sociology of the arts, the news and entertainment media, fashion in clothing, and other material goods. Intelligent and informative, the book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions and helps us find our own answers to similar questions. While highly readable and thus accessible to the casual reader, this is a scholarly work intended mainly for an academic audience. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with substantial collections in art and culture.DJames F. DeRoche, Alexandria, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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What are you wearing-and what does it mean? In this absorbing book, Diana Crane explores the social significance of clothing-from denoting class in the 19th century to ethnicity, sexual orientation, or political beliefs in the 20th-and assesses both the role of fashion in creating identity and the roles of media and consumerism in creating fashion itself.

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 8, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Clothes choices and fashion style often dictate the creation of the self and its image: but how? Crane offers a somewhat scholarly exploration of fashion trends from 19th century France to modern America, drawing important links between style and social change. This approach will interest not only art libraries, but schools offering social science studies.
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I bought this book for my daughter for Christmas. She requested it and has been getting lots of tips from it. She's studying to be a fashion buyer so the book came in handy. She loves it!
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gem on January 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
overly distracting language, which constantly repeats itself in several chapters. There are good points within the book it just takes a while to reach them!
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11 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
this author has a serious misconception of class. this book is also extremely american-centric.
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