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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 8, Number 4, December 2004
Special Issue: Fashion, Dress and Consumption

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Letter from the Editors

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Letter from the Editors
pp. 371-373(3)


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Magic Fashion
pp. 375-385(11)
Author: Wilson, Elizabeth

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Celebrity Knitting and the Temporality of Postmodernity
pp. 425-441(17)
Author: Parkins, Wendy

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United Fashions—Making a Muslim Appearance in Finland
pp. 443-460(18)
Authors: Koskennurmi-Sivonen, Ritva; Koivula, Jaana; Maijala, Seija

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Cyborgs, New Technology, and the Body: The Changing Nature of Garments
pp. 461-475(15)
Authors: Farren, Anne; Hutchison, Andrew

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Book Reviews

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Book Reviews
pp. 491-493(3)

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