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- DescriptionClothing may t make the man (or woman), but it helps. How clothing as a vestige and artifact and as transmitter of identity moves from one use to ather, from one fantasy to ather fad, from one literary source to ather visual one: these are the concerns of the essays in this volume.The second in a four-part series charting the social, cultural, and political expression of clothing, dress, and accessories, Exchanging Clothes focuses on the concept of transnational circulation and exchange t only the global exchange of material commodities across time and space but also of the ideas, images, colors, and textures related to fashion. Essays examine the parade of heroes past, from Homer and Virgil to Dante and Ariosto, wearing armor or thing; the social power of a tie or of a safety pin sprung from punk fashion to the red carpet; a Midwestern thrift store, from cheap labor to cheap purchase, as a microcosm of global circulation; and lesbian pulp fiction as how-to-dress manuals.Whether looking at Kate Chopin s silk stockings, Nellie Bly s capacious bag, Audrey Hepburn s cross-Atlantic travels, rings in James Merrill s poetry, or feminine ornaments in Algeria, these essays offer an ever-expanding vision of how fashion moves through culture and the ecomy, reflecting and determining identity at every stage and turn of the transaction.Contributors: Nello Barile, IULM U, Milan; Vittoria C. Caratozzolo, Sapienza, U of Rome; Alisia Grace Chase, SUNY, Brockport; Chafika Dib-Marouf, Jules Verne U, Picardie; Anne Hollander; Mariuccia Mandelli (Krizia); Andrea Mariani, Gabriele d Annunzio U, Chieti-Pescara; Katalin Medvedev, U of Georgia; Laura Montani; Karen Reimer; Cristina Scatamacchia, U of Perugia.
- Author BiographyCristina Giorcelli is professor of American literature at the University of Rome Three.Paula Rabinowitz is professor of English at the University of Minnesota.
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication02/08/2012
- SubjectDesign & Commercial Art
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Note38 b&w photos
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byCristina Giorcelli,Paula Rabinowitz
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