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Fashion as Communication

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What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challenging class, gender, sexual and social identities. ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 28th 2002 by Routledge (first published June 26th 1996)
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fashion is sometimes defined as a “constantly changing trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons”.
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In Fashion as Communication, Malcolm Barnard considers the meaning of fashion in society from a variety of theoretical perspectives. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in fashion theory or semiotics.
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Malcolm Barnard is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at Loughborough University and an internationally recognized theorist of visual culture. He has degrees in philosophy and in sociology and his PhD concerned Derrida and other French philosophers.
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