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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)

Volume 15, Number 4, December 2011

Letter

Letter from the Editor
pp. 405-406(2)

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Research Article

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Slimming Lines
pp. 451-480(30)
Author: Klepp, Ingun Grimstad

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The Headscarf and Hui Identity
pp. 481-502(22)
Author: Xiaoyan, Wang

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Exhibition Review

Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered
pp. 503-508(6)
Author: Groom, Amelia

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Research Article

Exhibition Review: Delvaux: 180 Years of Belgian Luxury
pp. 509-516(8)
Author: Van de Peer, Aurélie

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Exhibition Review

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Book Review

Book Review
pp. 525-528(4)
Author: Maynard, Margaret

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