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  1. Textbook 1 item
    There is no textbook for the module as such, but Malcolm Barnard’s Fashion Theory: A Reader (Routledge 2007) contains a very good selection of relevant material, much of which is referred to on the module, and is well worth getting hold of if you intend to purchase any reading material for the module.
  2. WEEK 1: Introduction and the history of fashion and dress 18 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. Adorned in dreams: fashion and modernity - Wilson, Elizabeth 2003

        Book Core I.B. Taurus (Chapter 1: ‘The history of fashion’) (a shortened version of this can also be found in chapter 32 of M. Barnard (ed.) (2007) Fashion Theory: A Reader, London: Routledge)

    2. Additional reading 16 items
      1. Fashion theory: an introduction - 1958- Barnard, Malcolm 2014

        Book Recommended Chapter 1

      2. Fashion: Unpacking a Cultural Production - P Braham

        Chapter Recommended (a shortened version of this can also be found in chapter 30 of M. Barnard (ed.) (2007) Fashion Theory: A Reader, London: Routledge)

      3. The culture of fashion: a new history of fashionable dress - Christopher Breward c1995

        Book Recommended (Chapters 5-7)

      4. Fashion - Craik, Jennifer 2009

        Book Recommended (Chapter 3)

      5. Fashion and its social agendas: class, gender, and identity in clothing - Crane, Diana 2000

        Book Recommended (Chapter 1: ‘Fashion, Identity and Social Change’)

      6. Fashion and cultural studies - Susan B. Kaiser 2012

        Book Recommended (Chapter 1: Fashion and Culture)

      7. Fashion - Lehnert, Gertrud 1999

        Book Recommended

      8. The empire of fashion: dressing modern democracy - Lipovetsky, Gilles 2002

        Book Recommended (Part One)

      9. Viewing Africa through Fashion - Victoria L. Rovine 01/06/2009

        Article Recommended

      10. Fashion: a philosophy - Svendsen, Lars 2006

        Book Recommended (Chapter 2)

      11. The fashion reader - Welters, Linda, Lillethun, Abby 2011

        Book Recommended (All of part 1)

      12. ‘Fashion and Modernity’ - E. Wilson

        Chapter Recommended

  3. WEEK 2: Fashion as communication (semiotics) 17 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. Fashion as communication - Barnard, Malcolm 2002

        Book Core (Chapter 4)

      2. Consumer culture and modernity - Slater, Don 1997

        Book Core (Chapter 5)

    2. Additional reading 15 items
      1. Fashion theory: a reader - Barnard, Malcolm 2007

        Book Recommended (All of part 5)

      2. Fashion theory: an introduction - 1958- Barnard, Malcolm 2014

        Book Recommended (Chapter 6)

      3. The fashion system - Barthes, Roland 1990

        Book Recommended

      4. Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes - Carter, Michael c2003

        Book Recommended (Chapter 8)

      5. Semiotics: the basics - Chandler, Daniel 2007

        Book Recommended (Chapters 1 & 2)

      6. Material culture in the social world: values, activities, lifestyles - Dant, Tim 1999

        Book Recommended (Chapter 5)

      7. Fashion, culture, and identity - Davis, Fred 1994

        Book Recommended (Chapter 1)

      8. After a fashion - Finkelstein, Joanne 1996

        Book Recommended (Chapter 3)

      9. 'The Proliferation of Fashion' - A. Martinez

        Chapter Recommended wk2 addnl

  4. WEEK 3: Fashion and class or status distinction 16 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. The theory of the leisure class: An economic study of institutions - Veblen, Thorstein 1925

        Book Core (Chapter 7: Dress as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture) (a shortened version of this can also be found in chapter 28 of M. Barnard (ed.) (2007) Fashion Theory: A Reader, London: Routledge)

    2. Additional reading 14 items
      1. Fashion as communication - Barnard, Malcolm 2002

        Book Recommended (Chapters 5 & 6)

      2. Sociology in question - Bourdieu, Pierre 1993

        Book Recommended (Chapter 16: ‘Haute Couture and Haute Culture’)

      3. Fashion and everyday life - Cheryl Buckley, Hazel Clark 2017

        Book Recommended ch2

      4. Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes - Carter, Michael c2003

        Book Recommended (Chapters 3 & 4)

      5. The sociology of consumption: an introduction - Corrigan, Peter 1997

        Book Recommended (Chapters 2 & 11)

      6. Men in the mirror: men's fashion, masculinity and consumer society - Tim Edwards 1997

        Book Recommended (Chapter 2)

      7. After a fashion - Finkelstein, Joanne 1996

        Book Recommended (Chapters 2 & 4)

      8. Fashion foundations: early writings on fashion and dress - Johnson, Kim K. P., Torntore, Susan J., Eicher, Joanne Bubolz 2003

        Book Recommended (Excerpts by Simmel and Veblen in chapters 6 & 8)

      9. Fashion and cultural studies - Susan B. Kaiser 2012

        Book Recommended (Chapter 5: Social Class)

      10. Consumer culture and modernity - Slater, Don 1997

        Book Recommended (Chapter 6)

  5. WEEK 4: Fashion as collective selection (and a reflection of wider cultural trends) 16 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
    2. Additional reading 14 items
      1. ‘Space Age Fashion’ - S Baldaia

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Fashioning London: clothing and the modern metropolis - Breward, Christopher 2004

        Book Recommended (chapter 6)

      3. The sociology of taste - Jukka Gronow 1997

        Book Recommended (Chapter 4: 'Taste and Fashion')

      4. Fashion foundations: early writings on fashion and dress - Johnson, Kim K. P., Torntore, Susan J., Eicher, Joanne Bubolz 2003

        Book Recommended (Excerpt by Blumer in chapter 8)

      5. Fashion - Lehnert, Gertrud 1999

        Book Recommended

      6. 20th century fashion - Valerie D. Mendes, Amy De La Haye 2003

        Book Recommended

  6. WEEK 5: Fashion, feminism and gender: condemnation, ambivalence or celebration? 22 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
    2. Additional reading 20 items
      1. a) General commentaries 5 items
        1. The face of fashion: cultural studies in fashion - Craik, Jennifer 1994

          Book Recommended (Chapters 3 & 4)

        2. 'Fashion and Feminism' - H. Dahan-Kalev, S. Marzel

          Chapter Recommended

        3. After a fashion - Finkelstein, Joanne 1996

          Book Recommended (Chapter 5)

        4. Fashion and cultural studies - Susan B. Kaiser 2012

          Book Recommended (Chapter 6: Gender)

      2. b) The feminist critique 2 items
        1. The beauty myth: how images of beauty are used against women - Wolf, Naomi 2002

          Book Recommended 'Introduction'

      3. c) More celebratory or ambivalent accounts 8 items
        1. ‘Young Women and Their Wardrobes’ - P Abbott, F Sapsford

          Chapter Recommended

        2. ‘Embodying the Single Girl in the 1960s’ - H Radner

          Chapter Recommended

        3. Adorned in dreams: fashion and modernity - Wilson, Elizabeth 2003

          Book Recommended (Chapter 11; 'Feminism and Fashion')

        4. Why women wear what they wear - Woodward, Sophie 2007

          Book Recommended (Chapter 7)

      4. d) Post-feminism 5 items
        1. Postfeminist media culture - Rosalind Gill 05/2007

          Article Recommended

  7. WEEK 6: Fashion and subcultural style 18 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. ‘Style’ - J Clarke

        Chapter Core

      2. Subculture: the meaning of style - Hebdige, Dick 1979

        Book Core (Chapter 7)

    2. Additional reading 16 items
      1. After subculture: critical studies in contemporary youth culture - Bennett, Andy, Kahn-Harris, Keith c2004

        Book Recommended

      2. Defending Ski Jumpers - G Clarke

        Chapter Recommended (and also in: Gelder, K. & Thornton, S. (1997) The Subcultures Reader. London: Routledge)

      3. The subcultures reader - Gelder, Ken 2005

        Book Recommended (All of Part 2, except Willis)

      4. Inside subculture: the postmodern meaning of style - Muggleton, David 2000

        Book Recommended

      5. The post-subcultures reader - Muggleton, David, Weinzierl, Rupert 2003

        Book Recommended

      6. ‘Popular Fashion and Working-Class Affluence’ - A Partington

        Chapter Recommended (and in M. Barnard (ed) (2007) Fashion Theory: A Reader, London: Routledge)

  8. WEEK 7: Postmodern fashion and reflexive identities 21 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. ‘Consumer Bodies’ - E Jagger

        Chapter Core

    2. Additional reading 19 items
      1. i) Postmodern fashion 10 items
        1. Fashion as communication - Barnard, Malcolm 2002

          Book Recommended ch7

        2. ‘Postmodernism and Consumer Society’ - F Jameson

          Chapter Recommended

        3. Postmodernism and popular culture - McRobbie, Angela 2005

          Book Recommended (Chapter 1)

        4. The Possibility of Primitiveness: Towards a Sociology of Body Marks in Cool Societies - B. S. TURNER 01/06/1999

          Article Recommended (also published as a chapter in M. Featherstone (ed.) (2000) Body Modification. Sage)

      2. ii) Reflexive identities 9 items
        1. Fashion and Anxiety - Alison Clarke, Daniel Miller 01/05/2002

          Article Recommended

        2. Consumer culture and postmodernism - Featherstone, Mike 1991

          Book Recommended (Chapter 6)

        3. 'Popular Culture and the construction of postmodern identities' - D Kellner

          Chapter Recommended

        4. The body and social theory - Chris Shilling 2012

          Book Recommended (Chapter 1: Introduction)

  9. WEEK 8: Global fashions: case studies 49 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. Fashion and cultural studies - Susan B. Kaiser 2012

        Book Core (Chapter 2: Intersectional, Transnational Fashion Subjects)

      2. Dress and globalisation - Maynard, Margaret 2004

        Book Core (Chapter 1: Theorising global dress)

    2. Additional reading 47 items
      1. General additional reading 12 items
        1. Cape Verdean Youth Fashion: Identity in Clothing - Paul Khalil Saucier 03/2011

          Article Recommended wk8

        2. Fashioning Socialism - Judd Stitziel September 15, 2005 (Hardcover)

          Book Recommended wk8

      2. Case studies a) African fashion: 6 items
        1. 'The Lady in the Logo' - C. Behrman

          Chapter Recommended

        2. 'From Thrift to Fashion' - K. Hansen

          Chapter Recommended

        3. African dress: fashion, agency, performance - Karen Tranberg Hansen, D. Soyini Madison 2013

          Book Recommended wk8 a)

      3. Case studies b) Chinese fashion (and cosplay) 8 items
        1. Material Girls: Silk and Self-Fashioning in Tang China (618–907) - BuYun Chen 02/01/2017

          Article Recommended wk 8 - fashion not unique/China

        2. Youth cultures in China - Jeroen de Kloet, Anthony Y. H. Fung 2017

          Book Recommended ch2 wk8 b)

        3. “Lolita”: Imaginative Self and Elusive Consumption - Osmud Rahman, Liu Wing-Sun, Elita Lam, Chan Mong-Tai 03/2011

          Article Recommended wk8 b)

        4. “Cosplay”: Imaginative Self and Performing Identity - Osmud Rahman, Liu Wing-Sun, Brittany Hei-man Cheung 09/2012

          Article Recommended wk8 b)

        5. Chinese fashion: from Mao to now - Juanjuan Wu 2009

          Book Recommended wk8 b)

      4. Case studies c) Japanese fashion: 9 items
        1. 'Japanese Street Fashion' - Y. Kawamura

          Chapter Recommended

        2. 'Exotic West to Exotic Japan' - E. Renne

          Chapter Recommended

      5. Case studies d) Veiling and modest dress: 12 items
        1. 'Multiple Meanings of the Hijab' - M. Brown

          Chapter Recommended

        2. Veiling Resistance - Fadwa El Guindi 02/1999

          Article Recommended

        3. Veil: modesty, privacy and resistance - Fadwa El-Guindi c1999

          Book Recommended

        4. United Fashions—Making a Muslim Appearance in Finland - Ritva Koskennurmi-Sivonen, Jaana Koivula, Seija Maijala 12/2004

          Article Recommended

        5. Visibly Muslim: fashion, politics, faith - Emma Tarlo 2010

          Book Recommended

        6. The Headscarf and Hui Identity - Wang Xiaoyan 12/2011

          Article Recommended

  10. WEEK 9: Fashion and digital culture 17 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
    2. Additional Reading 15 items
      1. 'New Fashion Times' - A. Rocamora

        Chapter Recommended

  11. WEEK 10: Fashion and the body 22 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
    2. Additional reading 20 items
      1. Fashion theory: an introduction - Malcolm Barnard 2014

        Book Recommended ch 8

      2. ‘’No One Expects Me Anywhere’: Invisible Women, Ageing and the Fashion Industry’ - P Church Gibson

        Chapter Additional

      3. ‘The Dressed Body’ - J Entwistle

        Chapter Recommended (and in M. Evans & E. Lee (eds) (2002) Real Bodies: A Sociological Introduction, Oxford: Palgrave)

      4. Deviant Bodies and Suitable Clothes - Ingun Grimstad Klepp, Mari Rysst 02/01/2017

        Article Recommended

      5. What Happens When Asian Chic Becomes Chic in Asia? - Ann Marie Leshkowich, Carla Jones 09/2003

        Article Recommended

      6. 'Brazilian Jeans' - M. Mizrahi

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Anchoring the (Postmodern) Self? Body Modification, Fashion and Identity - P. SWEETMAN 01/06/1999

        Article Recommended (also published as a chapter in M. Featherstone (ed.) (2000) Body Modification. Sage; and in M. Barnard (ed) (2007) Fashion Theory: A Reader, London: Routledge; and A. Blaikie et al (eds) (2004) The Body: Critical Concepts in Sociology, Volume 5, London: Routledge)

      8. ‘Tourists and Travellers? ‘Subcultures’, Reflexive Identities and Neo-Tribal Sociality’ - P Sweetman

        Chapter Recommended

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