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For a while now the physique has been a critical subject throughout a number social technological know-how disciplines. equally, there was a becoming curiosity within the cultural which means of garments. yet apparently, even if individuals are almost always clothed, the connection among costume and the physique has been rather unexplored beforehand.

Dress is an important point of embodiment, shaping the self bodily and psychologically. From dressing as much as dressing down, this ebook exposes the advanced ways in which models and costumes render the physique presentable in an enormous diversity of social events. It investigates the numerous ways that western and non-western outfits function to provide the physique that means and situate it inside tradition. The authors examine diversified methods to the connection among model, gown and the physique, and current new theoretical versions for his or her destiny examine. They show the significance of the concept that of ‘embodiment' to decorate and model experiences.

Exploring gender, images, cultural historical past and modernity, this ebook bargains with an unlimited diversity of questions inherent in dressing up the physique. From style images within the Nineteen Sixties to modern queer type and the historical past of the masquerade, it is a interesting and far-reaching assortment. Its breadth and intensity make it crucial examining for somebody attracted to sort, gown, the physique, gender or history.

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