Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style

Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style

Editor(s): Jessica Wolfendale, Jeanette Kennett

Published Online: 31 AUG 2011 08:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405199902

Online ISBN: 9781444345568

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345568

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

If you just can't decide what to wear, this enlightening guide will lead you through the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining and thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers.

  • A unique and enlightening insight into the underlying philosophy behind the power of fashion
  • Contributions address issues in fashion from a variety of viewpoints, including aesthetics, the nature of fashion and fashionability, ethics, gender and identity politics, and design
  • Includes a foreword by Jennifer Baumgardner, feminist author, activist and cultural critic, editor of Ms magazine (1993-7) and regular contributor to major women's magazines including Glamour and Marie-Claire

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Being Fashionable and being Cool

  2. Part 2: Fashion, Style, and Design

  3. Part 3: Fashion, Identity, and Freedom

  4. Part 4: Can we be Ethical and Fashionable?

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