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Disorder or delight? Towards a new account of the fashion model body

Dwyer, Angela E. (2004) Disorder or delight? Towards a new account of the fashion model body. Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, 8(4), pp. 405-423.

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Abstract

The body of the fashion model is not always an object of admiration. Extensive criticism has been directed at the sordid and sometimes grotesquely unhealthy and inappropriate bodily appearance of the fashion model body. The disorderliness of the model body is particularly conspicuous in research literature that interrogates the fashion model in terms of illness and possible treatment. Such accounts can work out of assumptions about the model body as intrinsically disorderly, even dangerous, imbued with the capacity to ‘infect’ a healthy population. This paper analyses these research accounts, taking as its particular point of interest the ways in which the model body is constituted as a ‘naturally’ disorderly entity in need of medical intervention. The paper pre-empts fresh analyses of the ‘influence’ of the fashion model body as disciplined, precise analyses that are possible once the discursive opposition between desire and discipline is undone.

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ID Code: 11241
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: fashion model, body, disorder, young girl, discipline, desire, pleasure, literature, feminist, research, Angela Draper
DOI: 10.2752/136270404778051573
ISSN: 1362-704X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Gender Specific Studies (169901)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Berg Publishing
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:51

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