Leisure Studies in a Global Era

Modern Vintage Homes & Leisure Lives

Ghosts & Glamour

Authors: Holland, Samantha

  • Focuses on emotions and connections to understand how vintage fans live with their belongings
  • Examines gender and embodiment as played out through an adoption of glamour
  • Draws on empirical data consisting collected from attending vintage events, vintage shops, vintage dance festivals and vintage themed cafes
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About this book

This book explores the meanings and practices of vintage lives. It focuses on the non-mainstream subculture of vintage clothes and lifestyle, specifically that of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and asks how those engaged in the culture place themselves within the gendered and classed contexts of these eras. As a result, it also identifies the tensions involved in these identities connected to a past that offered little gain for women and narrow gender roles for both women and men.

Modern Vintage Homes & Leisure Lives is based on original empirical international data about a group of people who wear vintage clothing all of the time and whose homes are styled entirely, or almost entirely, vintage. It aims to understand the meanings of vintage for them through their daily practices and accrued knowledge. Through interviews and direct observations of vintage events it also explores questions about the acquisition, display and curation of vintage clothes, homes and objects, about glamour and wardrobes, about the history of second-hand markets, and emotional durability and ideas about ghosts, hauntings and spectral remains.  It will be of particular interest to students and academics of gender and women’s studies, fashion and design, fashion history, cultural studies, the body and embodiment.

About the authors

Samantha Holland is Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, UK, where her work is focused on gender, leisure, popular culture and subcultures.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Nostalgia, Stuff, Ghosts, and the Everyday

    Holland, Samantha

    Pages 1-15

  • Studying Vintage (Or, What I Did)

    Holland, Samantha

    Pages 17-40

  • ‘With Sentiment Still Attached’: An Overview of Vintage

    Holland, Samantha

    Pages 41-64

  • ‘A Form of Time Travel’: Everyday Vintage

    Holland, Samantha

    Pages 65-91

  • ‘Search for Hours in a Dark Room’: Finding Vintage

    Holland, Samantha

    Pages 93-119

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57618-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57617-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Vintage Homes & Leisure Lives
Book Subtitle
Ghosts & Glamour
Authors
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57618-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57618-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57617-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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