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Fashion, agency, and empowerment : performing agency, following script

Author: Annette Lynch; Katalin Medvedev
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019. ©2019
Series: Dress and fashion research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fashion has always been strongly linked with the politics of gender and equality. In this global and interdisciplinary collection, leading authors explore the relationships between the dressed body, fashion, sex, and power, with and emphasis on the role of dress in both reinforcing and challenging social norms. Covering a range of geographic and social contexts, the book explores the role of fashion in empowering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Lynch; Katalin Medvedev
ISBN: 9781350058262 1350058262
OCLC Number: 1079377480
Description: xvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The beauty divide: black millennial women seek agency with Makeup Art Cosmetics (MAC) / Jaleesa Reed and Katalin Medvedev --
Kangol Kool: stylized hats and the performance of black dandyism / Derrick L. Williams --
Challenging the gender binary in Bond films: Bond girls, female villains, and James / Laureen Gibson --
Menswear in the millennium: bending the gender binary / Parker Bennett --
High flying fashions: Ghana Airways' female flight attendants as exemplars of the nation / Christopher Richards --
First ladies of the Raj: status and empowerment in British India / Donald Clay Johnson --
A lady is a mshoza: femal agency and empowerment in South African pantsula dance and culture / Daniela Goeller --
Penetrating knits: feminists knit "Cunty First" and "The Pussyhat" / Rebecca E. Shuiling and Therèsa M. Winge --
The choli and the empowerment of Indian women / Vandana Bhandari --
The prowess of a virgin goddess and a seductress: analyzing the ideals of female sexuality of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton / Caroline McCauley --
Dress and place in sex work: attracting customers through virtual environments / Tasoulla Hadjiyanni and Kim K. P. Johnson --
Stripping of power: dress and undress of Afro-Brazilian women in the scientific work of Louis and Elizabeth Agassiz / Kelly Mohs Gage --
Turning self to object: costume, identity, and gender roles in Alice Austen's photographic self-portraits / Keren Ben-Horin.
Series Title: Dress and fashion research.
Responsibility: edited by Annette Lynch and Katalin Medvedev.

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"Fashion has always been strongly linked with the politics of gender and equality. In this global and interdisciplinary collection, leading authors explore the relationships between the dressed body, fashion, sex, and power, with and emphasis on the role of dress in both reinforcing and challenging social norms. Covering a range of geographic and social contexts, the book explores the role of fashion in empowering both individuals and groups to create transformation and change. Taking us from the performance of black dandyism through stylized hats, to the use of challenging dance forms and male-inspired dress by female South African dancers to express independence and equality, to ways in which recent Bond Girls have challenged traditional gender binaries, the book is a crucial entry pointo into discussions of fashion as an empowerment strategy. Fashion, Agency, and Empowerment provides valuable insights into global fashion, political structures, and social life"--Back cover.

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Lynch and Medvedev have given their readers a 'fresh look' into the fashion of the 21st century. Their book reflects the zeitgeist and the importance of diversity, taking readers on journeys of race, Read more...

 
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