Dress history: new directions in theory and practice

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Abstract

The field of dress history has experienced exponential growth over the past two decades. This in-depth investigation examines the expanding borders and porous boundaries of the discipline today, outlining key debates and showcasing the most exciting research.With international case studies from a wide range of scholars, the volume encompasses work from a variety of historical periods from the late 18th century to the present day. Chronologically structured, contributors examine, critique and expand the methodologies and sources used in fashion history, analyse how dress is collected, displayed and sold, and investigate clothing's meanings and uses in the practice of identity.Exploring overlooked territories and new approaches to analysis, the book offers students and scholars a fresh appraisal of dress history in the 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9780857855411
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2015

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