Princeton University Library Catalog

Acts of undressing : politics, eroticism, and discarded clothing / Barbara Brownie.

Author:
Brownie, Barbara [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
x, 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Dress, body, culture. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and social contexts. As we are increasingly obsessed with dress choices as signifiers of who we are and how we feel, an investigation into what happens as we remove our clothes has never been more pertinent. Divided into three main sections, 'Politics', 'Tease' and 'Clothes Without Bodies', Acts of Undressing discusses these key themes through an in-depth and eclectic mix of case studies including flashing at Mardi Gras, the World Burlesque Games, the ripping of uniforms in the Star Trek television series, and 'shoefiti' used by gangs to mark territories. Building on leading theories of dress and the body, from academics including Roland Barthes and Mario Perniolato Ruth Barcan and Erving Goffman, Acts of Undressing is essential reading for students of fashion, sociology, anthropology, visual culture and related subjects"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-141) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781472596192 ((hardback))
  • 1472596196 ((hardback))
  • 9781472596185 ((paperback))
  • 1472596188 ((paperback))
  • ((pdf))
  • ((epub))
LCCN:
2016012631
OCLC:
961098123
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