Clothing And Difference
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|Author||: Hildi Hendrickson,Judith Farquhar,Arjun Appadurai,John L. Comaroff|
|Editor||: Duke University Press|
This volume examines the dynamic relationship between the body, clothing, and identity in sub-Saharan Africa and raises questions that have previously been directed almost exclusively to a Western and urban context. Unusual in its treatment of the body surface as a critical frontier in the production and authentification of identity, Clothing and Difference shows how the body and its adornment have been used to construct and contest social and individual identities in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, and other African societies during both colonial and post-colonial times. Grounded in the insights of anthropology and history and influenced by developments in cultural studies, these essays investigate the relations between the personal and the public, and between ideas about the self and those about the family, gender, and national groups. They explore the bodily and material creation of the changing identities of women, spirits, youths, ancestors, and entrepreneurs through a consideration of topics such as fashion, spirit possession, commodity exchange, hygiene, and mourning. By taking African societies as its focus, Clothing and Difference demonstrates that factors considered integral to Western social development—heterogeneity, migration, urbanization, transnational exchange, and media representation—have existed elsewhere in different configurations and with different outcomes. With significance for a wide range of fields, including gender studies, cultural studies, art history, performance studies, political science, semiotics, economics, folklore, and fashion and textile analysis/design, this work provides alternative views of the structures underpinning Western systems of commodification, postmodernism, and cultural differentiation. Contributors. Misty Bastian, Timothy Burke, Hildi Hendrickson, Deborah James, Adeline Masquelier, Elisha Renne, Johanna Schoss, Brad Weiss
|Author||: Cornelia Aust,Denise Klein,Thomas Weller|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
Dress is a key marker of difference. It is closely attached to the body, part of the daily routine, and an unavoidable means of communication. The clothes people wear tell stories about their allegiances and identities but also about their exclusion and stigmatization. They allow for the display of wealth and can mercilessly display poverty and indigence. Clothes also enable people to play with identities and affinities: for instance, individuals can claim higher social status via their clothes. In many ways, dress is thus open to manipulation by the wearer and misinterpretation by the observer. Authorities—whether religious or secular, local or regional—have always aimed at imposing order on this potential muddle. This is particularly true for the early modern era, when the world became ever more complex. In Europe, the composition of societies diversified with the emergence of new social groups and increasing migration and travel. Thanks to intensified long-distance trade and technological developments, new fashionable clothes and accessories entered the market. With the emergence of a consumer culture, it was now the case that not only the extremely wealthy could afford at least the occasional indulgence in luxury items and accessories. Over recent years, research has focused on a variety of areas related to dress and appearance in the context of early-modern political, socio-economic, and cultural transformations both within Europe and related to its entanglement with other parts of the world. Nevertheless, a significant compartmentalization in the research on dress and appearance remains: research is often organized around particular cities and territories, and much research is still framed by modern national boundaries. This special issue looks at dress and its perception in Europe from a transcultural perspective and highlights the many differences that clothing can express.
|Author||: War office|
|Author||: Norsaadah Zakaria|
|Editor||: Woodhead Publishing|
Clothing for Children and Teenagers: Anthropometry, Sizing and Fit addresses the complexities of developing size specifications for clothing aimed at seven to seventeen year olds. Children and teenagers experience rapid physical growth and alterations in body shape as they develop—changes that pose significant challenges in creating apparel sizing systems. The book begins by introducing the principles of apparel fit and sizing systems. Drawing on the author’s own fieldwork, it goes on to discuss methods of conducting anthropometric surveys in children and teenagers, and techniques for analyzing the resulting data in order to produce successful sizing systems. Introduces the principles of apparel fit and sizing systems, and discusses methods of conducting anthropometric surveys in children and teenagers Offers systematic and comprehensive coverage of the complexities associated with clothing for children and teenagers Reviews techniques in analysis and classification of children and teenagers' body shapes and sizes Covers the development, designation, and validation of an apparel sizing system for children and teenagers
|Author||: Jhumpa Lahiri|
How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, “the covers become a part of me.”
|Author||: Johnny Ch LOK|
Marketing communication function in clothing industry What marketing communication tools are the most useful or suitable to clothing industry? I shall indicate mailings, telephones and personal interview marketing communication tools to reflect the useful function to clothing industry.Nowadays, clothing fashion products total change of market had changed rapidly and its new trends which has changed too rapidly suddenly after 1950 year. So, the different brands of clothing products need to be designed unique to satisfy clothing buyer individual specific groups and / or lifestyle needs. Also, the different design of fashion clothing products can represent every different clothing brand's image. However, sufficient promotion will be one influential tool to help the clothing product designer to promote is any kinds of cloths to let potential cloth clients to know or help it to build familiar brand image in the clothing market.Good fashion design can challenge conventional views. It should be recognized their consumers very in the conservation they have towards fashion styles and also speed and readiness with which change their opinions. So, an efficient marketing communication strategy will let the clothing products designer to gather whose cloth clients' opinions in order to predict how they ought to decide to design preferable fashion styles choices more easily in order to let it follow general clothing product buyers' fashion styles design choice to design many attractive fashion styles of clothing products to let them to persuade them to choose to buy its clothing products more easily.So, clothing buyer personal interviews or telephone individual contact or posting mail questionnaire enquiry promotion method will be one suitable to be used to promote in clothing industry. Because these market communication tools can gather any clothing buyer individual opinions in order to help the designers to understand. Then, clothing market can enhance the clothing design creating process and marketing personnel appreciate that within the fashion industry design can lead as well as respond to customer requirements progress can be made more easily. Thus, telephone, clothing buyers individual interview or questionnaire researching or post mailing questionnaire researching marketing communication tools will have effort to help the brand of clothing designer to predict how to design its cloths styles which can persuade potential clothing buyers to choose to buy its brands of any kinds of styles clothing products to wear more easily in possible. So, any clothing designer needs have a fashion marketing concept and have demonstrated equal concern for design, customers and profits. Thus, any clothing designer's marketing communication strategy needs to concentrate on fashion design promotion. It means that when the clothing product provider has good different styles of clothing design products and the suitable place( clothing stores) and the reasonable price setting , then it needs have good promotion ( communication tool) e.g. telephone, TV, radio, magazine etc. to its target audience ( e.g. child, young , old age , expensive or cheap clothing product buyer group, traditional design or popular fashion design style clothing product preference cloth buyers.
|Author||: Guowen Song|
Wear comfort has been listed as the most important property of clothing demanded by users and consumers according to recent studies. A fundamental understanding of human comfort and a knowledge of how to design textiles and garments to maximise comfort for the wearer is therefore essential in the clothing industry. Improving comfort in clothing reviews the latest developments in the manufacturing of comfortable apparel and discusses methods of improving it in various articles of clothing. The book begins by outlining the fundamentals of human comfort in clothing, from the human perception of comfort in apparel and factors which affect it such as the properties of fibres and fabrics, to laboratory testing, analysing and predicting of the comfort properties of textiles. Part two discusses methods of improving comfort in apparel, from controlling thermal comfort and managing moisture, to enhancing body movement comfort in various garments. Part three reviews methods of improving comfort whilst maintaining function in specific types of clothing such as protective garments, sports wear and cold weather clothing The international team of contributors to Improving comfort in clothing has produced a unique overview of numerous aspects of clothing comfort, provides an excellent resource for researchers and designers in the clothing industry. It will also be beneficial for academics researching wear comfort. Reviews the latest developments in the manufacturing of comfortable apparel and discusses methods of improving fit in various articles of clothing An overview of how to design textiles and garments to maximise comfort begins with factors affecting comfort and properties of fibres and fabrics that contribute to human comfort Improvements in thermal and tactile comfort and moisture management are explored featuring developments in textile surfaces
|Author||: Paul Studenski|
|Author||: Catherine Richardson|
A collection of essays investigating the uneasy relationship between the discourses of control and excess, regulation and sensual abandon, in which clothing was figured in the medieval and early modern periods.
Hearings Before the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives on Estimates Submitted by the Secretary of the Navy 1909
|Author||: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs|
|Author||: Merviö, Mika Markus|
|Editor||: IGI Global|
Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.
|Author||: Natasha Kumar Warikoo|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
In this timely examination of children of immigrants in New York and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? Warikoo challenges teachers, administrators, and parents to look beneath the outward manifestations of youth culture -- the clothing, music, and tough talk -- to better understand the internal struggle faced by many minority students as they try to fit in with peers while working to lay the groundwork for successful lives. Using ethnographic, survey, and interview data in two racially diverse, low-achieving high schools, Warikoo analyzes seemingly oppositional styles, tastes in music, and school behaviors and finds that most teens try to find a balance between success with peers and success in school.
|Author||: Stephan Hankammer,Kjeld Nielsen,Frank T. Piller,Günther Schuh,Ning Wang|
This proceedings volume presents the latest research from the worldwide mass customization & personalization (MCP) community bringing together new thoughts and results from various disciplines within the field. The chapters are based on papers from the MCPC 2017. The book showcases research and practice from authors that see MCP as an opportunity to extend or even revolutionize current business models. The current trends of Industrie 4.0, digital manufacturing, and the rise of smart products allow for a fresh perspective on MCP: Customization 4.0. The book places a new set of values in the centre of the debate: a world with finite resources, global population growth, and exacerbating climate change needs smart thinking to engage the most effective capabilities and resources. It discusses how Customization 4.0 fosters sustainable development and creates shared value for companies, customers, consumers, and the society as a whole. The chapters of this book are contributed by a wide range of specialists, offering cutting-edge research, as well as insightful advances in industrial practice in key areas. The MCPC 2017 has a strong focus on real life MCP applications, and this proceedings volume reflects this. MCP strategies aim to profit from the fact that people are different. Their objective is to turn customer heterogeneities into opportunities, hence addressing “long tail” business models. The objective of MCP is to provide goods and services that best serve individual customers’ needs with near mass production efficiency. This proceedings volume highlights the interdisciplinary work of thought leaders, technology developers, and researchers with corporate entrepreneurs putting these strategies into practice. Chapter 24 is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.
|Author||: Beverley Skeggs|
Explanations of how identities are constructed are fundamental to contemporary debates in feminism and in cultural and social theory. Formations of Class & Gender demonstrates why class should be featured more prominently in theoretical accounts of gender, identity and power. Beverley Skeggs identifies the neglect of class, and shows how class and gender must be fused together to produce an accurate representation of power relations in modern society. The book questions how theoretical frameworks are generated for understanding how women live and produce themselves through social and cultural relations. It uses detailed ethnographic research to explain how `real' women inhabit and occupy the social and cultural posit
|Author||: Anita Stamper,Jill Condra|
Learn what men, women, and children have worn—and why—in American history, from the deprivations of the Civil War through the prosperous 1890s.
|Author||: D. Koslin,Janet Snyder|
In this wide-ranging study of costume history contributors explore fashion, textiles, and the representation of clothing in the middle ages. Essays combine the perspectives of archaeology, art history, economics, religion, costume history, material culture, and literary criticism and explore materials from England, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia, Germany, Italy, and Ireland. The collection focuses on multiple aspects of textiles and dress - their making, meaning, and representation - and explores the impact of international trade and other forms of cultural exchange.
|Author||: Janet Ellen Smith McCullough|