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This revised collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals expands the readers awareness and understanding of what dress is all about. The essays in The Meanings of Dress, 2nd Edition, illustrate essential topics, such as dress and sociology, cultural studies, gender, religion, modesty and technological changes. Design and merchandising students wil ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published August 26th 2004 by Fairchild Books
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May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
I picked this reader up for 50 cents at a garage sale. I found it fascinating. I'm an academic in a field which doesn't engage much with this subject, but it kind've made me think it would be fun to teach a class on theories of dress/adornment/appearance at some point.

One major critique I have (at least of the first edition) is the lack of attention paid in the selections to production in addition to consumption. While the editors and authors are all highly sensitive to demand-side variations in
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