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Fashion, Desire and Anxiety: Image and Morality in the Twentieth Century
Fashion, and the glossy magazines it inhabits, allow Western culture to dream. It permits a person to fantasize and to experiment with new identities. It flaunts glamour and success. Appearance becomes something to be perfected and admired.These dreams and freedoms, Rebecca Arnold proposes, are contradictory. Fashion and its surrounding imagery elicit fear and anxiety in t ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Rutgers University Press
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