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Fashion in the Fairy Tale Tradition

What Cinderella Wore

Authors: Do Rozario, Rebecca-Anne C.

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  • Examines well-known fairy tales from the Grimm brothers and Perrault
    Reveals a critical nexus of fairy tale and fashion that sheds light upon constructs of privilege with ramifications for class and gender studies of the genre 
    Covers early modern tales and the gradual decline of fashion-orientated fairy tales as well as identifing a resurgence in the twentieth century, when the stage and screen revived the glamour of fairy tale to appeal to the masses, culminating in the phenomenon of Disney princesses 

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About this book

This book is a journey through the fairy-tale wardrobe, explaining how the mercurial nature of fashion has shaped and transformed the Western fairy-tale tradition. Many of fairy tale’s most iconic images are items of dress: the glass slippers, the red capes, the gowns shining like the sun, and the red shoes. The material cultures from which these items have been conjured reveal the histories of patronage, political intrigue, class privilege, and sexual politics behind the most famous fairy tales. The book not only reveals the sartorial truths behind Cinderella’s lost slippers, but reveals the networks of female power woven into fairy tale itself.

About the authors

Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario is an adjunct research fellow in Literary Studies at Monash University, Australia.

Reviews

“This book seeks to investigate the role clothing and fashion plays in fairy tales and how fashion has actively shaped fairy-tale traditions, revealing the material cultures behind the most sartorial gestures. … The book is a useful addition to this expanding area of literature. It is well referenced and highlights a novel aspect of the fairy-tale tradition.” (B.C. Kennedy, Gramarye, Issue 14, 2018)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91101-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91100-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08177-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fashion in the Fairy Tale Tradition
Book Subtitle
What Cinderella Wore
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91101-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91101-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91100-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08177-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 316
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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