4th Edition

Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman and Andrew Reilly

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JAN 24, 2019
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Paperback + Studio 9781501323942
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Studio 9781501323911

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What's in the book

The Book

"There are some really great readings that supplement the theoretical underpinnings of each chapter." Angie G. Liljequist, Fontbonne University, USA

"A comprehensive compilation of readings for students studying the social and psychological aspects of appearance and dress." Jessica Strubel, University of North Texas, USA

Learn how—and why—consumers buy clothing and accessories, and increase your global awareness as you study dress and appearance.

Contributions are from writers on four continents and examples are from ten countries, including Ghana, Vietnam, Norway, and Jamaica, among others. The book includes more than 40 articles on topics such as wearable technology, cosplay, lesbian dress, and genderqueer fashion.

- Contributors are experts in fashion theory, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, gender studies, religion, material culture, consumer behavior, and popular culture
- Two separate chapters on gender and sexuality
- International examples are included from Afghanistan, China, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam
- More than 100 black and white images

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501323942.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Dress, Culture, and Theory
2. Fashion as a Dynamic Process
3. Dress as Nonverbal Communication
4. The Body
5. Dress and Gender
6. Dress and Sexuality
7. Race and Ethnicity
8. Dress and Religion
9. Dress in the Workplace
10. Dress and Media
11. Fashion and Fantasy
12. Dress and Technology
13. Ethics in Fashion

About The Authors

Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Retailing and Tourism Management Department of the University of Kentucky, US.

Andrew Reilly, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising at University of Hawaii, Manoa, US.

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