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Why women wear what they wear

Author: Sophie Woodward
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007.
Series: Materializing culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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'Why Women Wear What they Wear' presents an intimate ethnography of clothing choice. The book uses real women's lives and clothing decisions - observed and discussed at the moment of getting dressed - to illustrate theories of clothing, the body, and identity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Woodward
ISBN: 9781845206987 1845206983 9781845206994 1845206991
OCLC Number: 851964580
Description: ix, 178 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Understanding women and their wardrobes --
Hanging out in the home and the bedroom --
But what were you wearing? clothes and memories --
Looking good, feeling right : the aesthetics of getting dressed --
Looking in the mirror : seeing and being seen --
Mothers, daughters, friends : dressing in relationships --
Fashion : making and breaking the rules --
Dressing up and dressing down : can you wear jeans?
Series Title: Materializing culture.
Responsibility: Sophie Woodward.
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