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  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (1 Jun 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226138097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226138091
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 241,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For academics not the layperson 5 Jan 2007
By T.F. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just wanted to offer an alternative viewpoint to P.Campbell's review. What they say is correct, in that there is a lot of academic language in this book, but I think only to a degree that is appropriate to the level the book is aimed at.

The book refers to the 'dialectic' of fashion, there's a lot of 'mediating the body' etc, and true, Mr Davis does use the word 'apercu', which I will admit is nearly unforgiveable, when 'perception' would have done just as well.

However overall this book reads in tone pretty similar to an issue of 'Dress, Body, Culture'. It's a standard text for graduate research - you HAVE to read this if you are serious about fashion theory. It's really pretty accessible for a university level text; much more so than Barthe's fashion writing.

So, although it's not for everyone,I found this is a clear and insightful look at the way our culture and our dress influence each other.
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Good recommended reading for a fashion course 12 Aug 2012
By Jordan Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
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Anyone who loves studying about fashion will enjoy this book. It presents and comments on the major fashion theories, and it is not overly academic. I definitely recommend it!
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good information, but boring to read 20 Aug 2013
By Louise Schubert - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a psychologist's dream, but not so much for those who are interested in finding a fashion identity or making a fashion statement.
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