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Through the Wardrobe: Women's Relationships with Their Clothes

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Relating to clothes is a fundamental experience in the lives of most Western women. Even when choice is fraught with ambivalence, clothing matters. From considerations about dressing for success, to worries about weight, through to investing particular articles of clothing with meaning bordering on the sacred, what we wear speaks volumes about personal identity - what is r ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published January 1st 2001)
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The central theme running through this collection is no doubt fascinating. I am not a sociologist but I take special interest in the evolution of notions of appropriateness in clothing and appearance. Some of the essays, for instance Sussanne Friese's examination of the cultural and sociological value of the wedding dress, the essays on evolving workwear for women in academic culture, and of course the final essays on the female image subsequent to physically destructive experiences like cancer ...more
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