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Fashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of “fashion” as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. The importance of studying the body as a site for the deployment of discourses has been well established in a number of disciplines. Until Fashion Theorys launch in 1997 the dressed body had suffered from a lack of critical analysis. Increasingly scholars have recognized the cultural significance of self-fashioning, including not only clothing but also such body alterations as tattooing and piercing.

Fashion Theory provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the rigorous analysis of cultural phenomena. Its peer-reviewed articles range from foot-binding to fashion advertising.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Journals (formerly Berg Journals)

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Volume 7, Number 2, 1 June 2003

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Letter from the Editor

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Letter from the Editor
pp. 125-126(2)
Author: Steele, Valerie


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The Cultural Politics of the Uniform
pp. 127-147(21)
Author: Craik, Jennifer

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Dilemmas in African Diaspora Fashion
pp. 163-190(28)
Author: Lewis, Van Dyk

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Projecting an Image and Expressing Identity: T-shirts in Hawaii
pp. 191-211(21)
Author: Kelly, Marjorie

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Judith Clark Costume, London, UK
pp. 213-222(10)
Author: Palmer, Alexandra

Exhibition Reviews

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Rudi Gernreich: Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion
pp. 223-227(5)
Author: Riegels Melchior, Marie

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London Fashion
pp. 229-234(6)
Author: Chang, Angel

Book Reviews

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Book Reviews
pp. 235-245(11)

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