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Fashion Statements

On Style, Appearance, and Reality

Editors: Scapp, R., Seitz, B. (Eds.)

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While there have been scholarly commentaries on the philosophy of fashion, none yet have attempted to engage fashion on its own hybrid, inflected, and heterogeneous terms. Celebrating the plurality and audacity inherent in its subject, Fashion Statements presents insightful, playful, and accessible essays on the philosophy of fashion.

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Brian Seitz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Babson College, USA.

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"To think about 'what we wear' may seem to be a waste of time to some, yet it cannot be denied that we seem to live in an epoch where living is more and more defined by the fashionable. Fashion Statements offers the reader a number of innovative and thoughtful investigations and provocations, stimulating a re-thinking of what exactly the 'fashionable' means. The diverse and talented authors of these writings shed a fascinating variety of lights upon the subject - Foucault and Westwood, denim and despair, the glory and the subjection of the naked and the dressed, just to mention a few. Open up this book to any page and you will find an original reflection on fashion and its power to signify, obfuscate, imprison, swindle, protect, seduce, delight, and foil. These essays are testimony to the fact that if philosophers, critics, and cultural observateurs are to truly live up to their respective tasks, not one of them could keep their title without examining the question of the fashionable. Fashion Statements shows that philosophy can and should do a thinking of the trend 'itself'. Herein is found more than a few replies to the question Quentin Crisp put to Calvin Klein: 'What does it all mean?'" - Kevin R. MacDonald, Professor of Philosophy, The Fashion Institute of Technology


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Scapp, Ron (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • You Cannes Come In Here Dressed Like That: A True Story in Two Shoes

    Norris, Erin

    Pages 11-15

  • The Head Monkey at Paris: Henry David Thoreau on Fashion

    Krell, David Farrell

    Pages 17-21

  • Fashion Statements: Communication and Culture

    Barnard, Malcolm

    Pages 23-34

  • Tech Savvy: Technology as the New Fashion Statement

    Chin, Ava

    Pages 35-42

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fashion Statements
Book Subtitle
On Style, Appearance, and Reality
Editors
  • R. Scapp
  • B. Seitz
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11540-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230115408
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10542-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28987-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 224
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