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Fashion as Communication

2nd Edition

By Malcolm Barnard

Routledge – 2002 – 224 pages

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    978-0-415-26018-3
    August 29th 2002
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    978-0-415-26017-6
    September 12th 2002

Description

What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challenging class, gender, sexual and social identities.

Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches from Barthes and Baudrillard to Marxist, psychoanalytic and feminist theory, Barnard addresses the ambivalent status of fashion in contemporary culture.

Reviews

'One of the best compact intros to this fascinating topic.' - i-D Magazine

Name: Fashion as Communication: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Malcolm Barnard. What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm...
Categories: Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Regional Anthropology