The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion
Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling
By (author) Joanne Entwistle
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Aesthetic Economy of Fashion by Joanne Entwistle
Book DescriptionFashion is bound up with promoting the 'new', concerned with constantly changing aesthetics. The favoured styles or looks of a season arise out of the work of a vast range of different actors who collectively produce, select, distribute and promote the new ideals, before moving on to next season. How, then, are fashionable commodities stabilized long enough for them to be selected, distributed and sold? Since there are few studies that actually examine the work that goes on inside the world of fashion, we know little about these processes. This book addresses this gap in our knowledge by examining how aesthetic products are defined, distributed and valued. It focuses attention on the work of some of the market agents, particularly model agents or 'bookers' and fashion buyers, shaping the aesthetics inside their markets. In analysing their work, Entwistle develops a theoretical framework for understanding the distinctive features of aesthetic marketplaces and the aesthetic calculations within them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845204723
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joanne Entwistle
Fashioned Body, Paperback (January 2015)
The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from an historical and sociological perspective.
Handbook of Fashion Studies, Hardback (October 2013)
The handbook is an invaluable resource for students and scholars, providing a comprehensive and innovative overview of the field of fashion studies. The outstanding scholarly articles point the way forward for research. Thematically structured and accessibly written, the work illustrates the potential of interdisciplinary fashion research.
Fashioning Models, Paperback (October 2012)
This volume presents a cutting-edge examination of modelling through race, class and gender, as well as its structure as an aesthetic marketplace within the global fashion economy. Accessible and highly engaging, Fashioning Models is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and related disciplines.
Body Dressing, Hardback (June 2001)» View all books by Joanne Entwistle
From dressing up to dressing down, this book exposes the complex ways that fashions and costumes render the body presentable in a range of social situations. It investigates the varied ways in which western and non-western clothes operate to give the body meaning. It is useful for those interested in style, costume, the body, gender or history.
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Author Biography - Joanne Entwistle
Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
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