8. Fashion and Sexual Identity, or why Recognition Matters

  1. Jessica Wolfendale2 and
  2. Jeanette Kennett3
  1. Samantha Brennan

Published Online: 31 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345568.ch8

Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style

Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style

How to Cite

Brennan, S. (2011) Fashion and Sexual Identity, or why Recognition Matters, in Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style (eds J. Wolfendale and J. Kennett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345568.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    West Virginia University, USA

  2. 3

    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fritz Allhoff

Series Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199902

Online ISBN: 9781444345568

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Keywords:

  • fashion and sexual identity - and why recognition matters;
  • individual style and fashion choices - and what is being political about this;
  • questions, about political and ethical significance of fashion - debates, sexual citizenship, identity politics, rights to recognition;
  • fashion, in context of political philosophy - philosophers as a group, not taking fashion seriously;
  • fashion, and not worrying about fashion - itself a sign of privilege;
  • sexual citizen, rights to recognition and visibility as a strategy - in the context of sexual citizenship, and strategy of visibility;
  • Walker's chapter, “How to Recognize a Lesbian” - visibility, from perspective of femme lesbian;
  • mainstream media - paying attention to lesbian fashion;
  • Rooke's working-class subjects, unable to fit in or to be recognized - “They fell short of a recognizable lesbian habitus”;
  • fashion, boundary between public and private - of significance, for moral and political philosophers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Sexual Citizen, Rights to Recognition, and Visibility as a Strategy