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ISBN 13: 0822391511
Total Pages : 407 pages
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Read and Download Monica L. Miller book Slaves to Fashion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSlaves to Fashion. This book was released on 2010-07-01 with total page 407 pages. Book excerpt: Slaves to Fashion is a pioneering cultural history of the black dandy, from his emergence in Enlightenment England to his contemporary incarnations in the cosmopolitan art worlds of London and New York. It is populated by sartorial impresarios such as Julius Soubise, a freed slave who sometimes wore diamond-buckled, red-heeled shoes as he circulated through the social scene of eighteenth-century London, and Yinka Shonibare, a prominent Afro-British artist who not only styles himself as a fop but also creates ironic commentaries on black dandyism in his work. Interpreting performances and representations of black dandyism in particular cultural settings and literary and visual texts, Monica L. Miller emphasizes the importance of sartorial style to black identity formation in the Atlantic diaspora. Dandyism was initially imposed on black men in eighteenth-century England, as the Atlantic slave trade and an emerging culture of conspicuous consumption generated a vogue in dandified black servants. “Luxury slaves” tweaked and reworked their uniforms, and were soon known for their sartorial novelty and sometimes flamboyant personalities. Tracing the history of the black dandy forward to contemporary celebrity incarnations such as Andre 3000 and Sean Combs, Miller explains how black people became arbiters of style and how they have historically used the dandy’s signature tools—clothing, gesture, and wit—to break down limiting identity markers and propose new ways of fashioning political and social possibility in the black Atlantic world. With an aplomb worthy of her iconographic subject, she considers the black dandy in relation to nineteenth-century American literature and drama, W. E. B. Du Bois’s reflections on black masculinity and cultural nationalism, the modernist aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance, and representations of black cosmopolitanism in contemporary visual art.

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Publisher : New Internationalist
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Read and Download Minney Safia book Slave to Fashion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSlave to Fashion. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page pages. Book excerpt: : “Slave to Fashion offers hope of a fairer, more ethical world and gives the reader plenty of tools to navigate a challenging fashion system.”—Livia Firth There are over 35 million people trapped in modern slavery today—the largest number of slaves in modern history. This is fueled by the global demand for cheap labor—which is what makes the fast fashion industry work. Slave to Fashion is a highly accessible book which uses brilliant design, personal stories, and easy-to-grasp infographics to raise awareness among common brand consumers. Fair trade and sustainable fashion expert Safia Minney draws on her extensive knowledge and personal experience to call attention to the human hardship that goes hand-in-hand with producing our clothes, and highlights what governments, business leaders, and consumers can do to call time on this unnecessary suffering. The product of a successful crowdfunding campaign, Slave to Fashion celebrates those fighting for justice and the many initiatives that are taking place. It contains a practical toolkit that all consumers can use to demand change from the companies that produce our clothes. Safia Minney is a pioneer in ethical business. She developed the fashion industry’s first fair trade supply chains and has helped to create social and organic standards to improve the lives of thousands of economically marginalized people in the developing world. Minney now brings her expertise and experience to help businesses embrace sustainability and transparency in their operations and branding. She is the author of several acclaimed books, including Naked Fashion and Slow Fashion.

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Publisher : Villard
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ISBN 13: 1588362213
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Rebecca Campbell book Slave to Fashion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSlave to Fashion. This book was released on 2002-02-26 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Fashion college has taught Katie Castle everything she ever needed to know: how to smoke cigarettes and drink; how to flirt with gay men and straight women; how to get into clubs without paying. Possessed of a sharp eye and a stiletto tongue, Katie talks her way into the job of her dreams. Working for chic designer Penny Moss, Katie snags not only a town house in London’s Primrose Hill but also a cute fiancé, Ludo, who happens to be Penny’s son. But one act of libidinal folly with the company delivery driver costs Katie everything: job, boyfriend, flat, friends. Will she be forced to move back with her sartorially challenged parents? Or can she maneuver a return to fashion that somehow doesn’t involve (gasp!) retail? Rebecca Campbell has invented a wisecracking heroine who’ll keep you laughing right up to the last page. Katie’s misfortune will be your delight, as this irrepressible wit carpe diems herself into a set of adventures that once again propels her to the top. Slave to Fashion marks the arrival of an uncommonly smart and very funny new writer.

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Read and Download book The Rotarian in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Rotarian. This book was released on 1937-09 with total page 64 pages. Book excerpt: Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Download Reforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920 PDF

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Publisher : Kent State University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780873387422
Total Pages : 250 pages
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Read and Download Patricia Anne Cunningham book Reforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReforming Women's Fashion, 1850-1920. This book was released on 2003 with total page 250 pages. Book excerpt: This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome the challenges posed by fashionable dress. It considers the many advocates for reform and examines their motives, their arguments for change, and how they promoted improvements in women's fashion. Though there was no single overarching dress reform movement, it reveals similarities among the arguments posed by diverse groups of reformers, including especially the equation of reform with an ideal image of improved health. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the USA and Europe - including the popular press, advice books for women, allopathic and alternative medical literature, and books on aesthetics, art, health, and physical education - the text makes a significant contribution to costume studies, social history, and women's studies.

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ISBN 13: 1350102326
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Read and Download Otto Von Busch book The Psychopolitics of Fashion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Psychopolitics of Fashion. This book was released on 2020-02-20 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: What if fashion was a state? What kind of state would it be? Probably not a democracy. Otto von Busch sees fashion as a totalitarian state, with a population all too eager to enact the decrees of its aesthetic superiority. Peers police each other and deploy acts of judgment, peer-regulation, and micro-violence to uphold the aesthetic order of fashion supremacy. Using four design projects as tools for inquiry, Von Busch explores the seductive desires of envy and violence within fashion drawing on political theories. He proposes that the violent conflicts of fashion happen not only in arid cotton fields or collapsing factories, but in the everyday practice of getting dressed, in the judgments, sneers, and rejections of others. Indeed, he suggests that feelings of inclusion and adoration are what make us feel the pleasure of being fashionable-of being seductive, popular, and powerful. Exploring the conflicting emotions associated with fashion, Von Busch argues that while the current state of fashion is bred out of fear, The Psychopolitics of Fashion can offer constructive modes of mitigation and resistance. Through projects that actively work towards disarming the violent practices of dress, Von Busch suggests paths towards a more engaging and meaningful experience of fashion he calls “deep fashion.”

Download Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone PDF

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13: 1444345540
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Jessica Wolfendale book Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFashion - Philosophy for Everyone. This book was released on 2011-08-24 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: 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

Download Fashion Capital: Style Economies, Sites and Cultures PDF

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ISBN 13: 1848881436
Total Pages : 209 pages
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Read and Download Jess Berry book Fashion Capital: Style Economies, Sites and Cultures in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFashion Capital: Style Economies, Sites and Cultures. This book was released on 2020-05-06 with total page 209 pages. Book excerpt: Originating from the 2nd Global Fashion Conference hosted by Inter-Disciplinary.Net in Oxford, UK 2010.

Download Fashion and Celebrity Culture PDF

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Publisher : Berg
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ISBN 13: 1847883869
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Pamela Church Gibson book Fashion and Celebrity Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFashion and Celebrity Culture. This book was released on 2012-01-20 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides a fascinating and accessible exploration of fashion and celebrity both past and present. An essential read for students and scholars of fashion and cultural studies.

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ISBN 13: 1315439999
Total Pages : 218 pages
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Read and Download Ann Millett-Gallant book Disability and Art History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDisability and Art History. This book was released on 2016-10-26 with total page 218 pages. Book excerpt: This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many disability studies scholars discuss works of art, but do not necessarily incorporate art historical research and methodology. The chapters in this volume emphasize a shift away from the medical model of disability that is often scrutinized in art history by considering the social model and representations of disabled figures from a range of styles and periods, mostly from the twentieth century. Topics addressed include visible versus invisible impairments; scientific, anthropological, and vernacular images of disability; and the theories and implications of looking/staring versus gazing. They also explore ways in which art responds to, envisions, and at times stereotypes and pathologizes disability. The insights offered in this book contextualize understanding of disability historically, as well as in terms of medicine, literature, and visual culture.

Download Michael Jackson's Dangerous PDF

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ISBN 13: 1623561566
Total Pages : 168 pages
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Read and Download Susan Fast book Michael Jackson's Dangerous in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMichael Jackson's Dangerous. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 168 pages. Book excerpt: Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to convince a skeptical public who had, by this time, been wholly indoctrinated by a vicious media. Even though the record sold well, few understood or were willing to accept the depth and breadth of Jackson's vision; and then before it could be fully grasped, it was eclipsed by a shifting pop music landscape and personal scandal-the latter perhaps linked to his assertive new politics. This book tries to cut through the din of dominant narratives about Jackson, taking up the mature, nuanced artistic statement he offered on Dangerous in all its complexity. It is read here as a concept album, one that offers a compelling narrative arc of postmodern angst, love, lust, seduction, betrayal, damnation, and above all else racial politics, in ways heretofore unseen in his music. This record offered a Michael Jackson that was mystifying for a world that had accepted him as a child and as childlike and, hence, as safe; this Michael Jackson was, indeed, dangerous.

Download The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030244679
Total Pages : 362 pages
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Read and Download Ana Stevenson book The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements. This book was released on 2020-02-03 with total page 362 pages. Book excerpt: This book is the first to develop a history of the analogy between woman and slave, charting its changing meanings and enduring implications across the social movements of the long nineteenth century. Looking beyond its foundations in the antislavery and women’s rights movements, this book examines the influence of the woman-slave analogy in popular culture along with its use across the dress reform, labor, suffrage, free love, racial uplift, and anti-vice movements. At once provocative and commonplace, the woman-slave analogy was used to exceptionally varied ends in the era of chattel slavery and slave emancipation. Yet, as this book reveals, a more diverse assembly of reformers both accepted and embraced a woman-as-slave worldview than has previously been appreciated. One of the most significant yet controversial rhetorical strategies in the history of feminism, the legacy of the woman-slave analogy continues to underpin the debates that shape feminist theory today.

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 9781139451147
Total Pages : 420 pages
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Read and Download Steven A. Hetcher book Norms in a Wired World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNorms in a Wired World. This book was released on 2004-03-22 with total page 420 pages. Book excerpt: Social order is regulated from above by the law but its foundation is built on norms and customs, informal social practices that enable people to make meaningful and productive uses of their time and resources. Despite the importance of these practices in keeping the social fabric together, very little of the jurisprudential literature has focused on a discussion of these norms and customs. In Social Norms in a Wired World Steven Hetcher argues that the traditional conception of norms as rule-like linguistic entities is erroneous. Instead, norms must be understood as patterns of rationally governed behaviour maintained in groups by acts of conformity. Using informal game theory in the analysis of norms and customs, Hetcher applies his theory of norms to tort law and Internet privacy laws. This book will appeal to students and professionals in law, philosophy, and political and social theory.

Download René Girard's Mimetic Theory PDF

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ISBN 13: 1609173651
Total Pages : 420 pages
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Read and Download Wolfgang Palaver book René Girard's Mimetic Theory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRené Girard's Mimetic Theory. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 420 pages. Book excerpt: A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical “difference”) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview of René Girard’s life and work, showing how much mimetic theory results from existential and spiritual insights into one’s own mimetic entanglements. Furthermore it examines the broader implications of Girard’s theories, from the mimetic aspect of sovereignty and wars to the relationship between the scapegoat mechanism and the question of capital punishment. Mimetic theory is placed within the context of current cultural and political debates like the relationship between religion and modernity, terrorism, the death penalty, and gender issues. Drawing textual examples from European literature (Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Kleist, Stendhal, Storm, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Proust) and philosophy (Plato, Camus, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, Vattimo), Palaver uses mimetic theory to explore the themes they present. A highly accessible book, this text is complemented by bibliographical references to Girard’s widespread work and secondary literature on mimetic theory and its applications, comprising a valuable bibliographical archive that provides the reader with an overview of the development and discussion of mimetic theory until the present day.

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 13: 168448152X
Total Pages : 345 pages
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Read and Download Sharrell D. Luckett book African American Arts in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrican American Arts. This book was released on 2019-12-06 with total page 345 pages. Book excerpt: Trans Identity as Embodied Afrofuturism / Amber Johnson -- "I Luh God" : Erica Campbell, Trap Gospel and the Moral Mask of Language Discrimination / Sammantha McCalla -- The Conciliation Project as a Social Experiment : Behind the Mask of Uncle Tomism and the Performance of Blackness / Jasmine Coles & Tawnya Pettiford-Wates.

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ISBN 13: 0807869066
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Marvin McAllister book Whiting Up in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhiting Up. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century later, hiphop star Busta Rhymes performed a whiteface supercop in his hit music video "Dangerous." In this sweeping work, Marvin McAllister explores the enduring tradition of "whiting up," in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have studied and assumed white racial identities. Not to be confused with racial "passing" or derogatory notions of "acting white," whiting up is a deliberate performance strategy designed to challenge America's racial and political hierarchies by transferring supposed markers of whiteness to black bodies--creating unexpected intercultural alliances even as it sharply critiques racial stereotypes. Along with conventional theater, McAllister considers a variety of other live performance modes, including weekly promenading rituals, antebellum cakewalks, solo performance, and standup comedy. For over three centuries, whiting up as allowed African American artists to appropriate white cultural production, fashion new black identities through these "white" forms, and advance our collective ability to locate ourselves in others.

Download Marxism, Pragmatism, and Postmetaphysics PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030115607
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Read and Download Ulf Schulenberg book Marxism, Pragmatism, and Postmetaphysics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMarxism, Pragmatism, and Postmetaphysics. This book was released on 2019-02-15 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: From Finding to Making offers the first detailed discussion of the relationship between Marxism and pragmatism. These two philosophies of praxis are not incompatible, and an analysis of their relation helps one to better understand both. Establishing a transatlantic theoretical dialogue, this book discusses similarities and differences between these philosophies. It is an interdisciplinary study that brings together philosophy, American and European intellectual history, and literary studies. Schulenberg’s book shows that if we seek to continue the unfinished project of establishing a genuinely postmetaphysical culture, the attempt to elucidate the dialectics of Marxism and pragmatism is a good starting point. The book offers detailed discussions of Sidney Hook, Georg Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Fredric Jameson, W.E.B. Du Bois, John Dewey, Richard Rorty, and Jacques Rancière.