Why women wear what they wear

by Woodward, Sophie.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TT507.W6675 2007x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  TT507.W6675 2007x
Each morning we establish an image and an identity for ourselves through the simple act of getting dressed. 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. Woodward pieces together what women actually think about clothing, dress and the body in a world where popular media and culture presents an increasingly extreme and distorted view of femininity and the ideal body. Immediately accessible to all those who have stood in front of a mirror and wondered 'does this make me look fat?', 'is this skirt really me?' or 'does this jacket match?', Why Women Wear What They Wear provides students of anthropology and fashion with a fresh perspective on the social issues and constraints we are all consciously or unconsciously negotiating when we get dressed.
Additional Information
Series Materializing culture.
Subjects Clothing and dress.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Psychological aspects.
Publisher Oxford, UK ; New York :Berg,2007
Edition English ed.
Language English
Description ix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-168) and index.
ISBN 9781845206987 (cloth)
1845206983 (cloth)
9781845206994 (pbk.)
1845206991 (pbk.)
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