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Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz


The first in the four-part series, this book charts the social, cultural, and political expression of clothing as seen on the street and in museums, in films and literature, and in advertisements and magazines. The book features a close-up focus on accessories—the shoe, the hat, the necklace—intimately connected to the body. The chapters here offer new theoretical and historical takes on the role of clothing, dress, and accessories in the construction of the modern subject. The book offers array of ideas about the modern body and the ways in which we dress it. From perspectives on the “model b ... More

Keywords: clothing, shoe, hat, necklace, dress, accessories, model body, Sonia Delaunay, Barbara Stanwyck, Salvatore Ferragamo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816675784
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina Giorcelli, editor

Paula Rabinowitz, editor

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