Introduction of [Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion]

Jansen, Angela & Craik, Jennifer (2016) Introduction of [Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion]. In Jansen, Angela & Craik, Jennifer (Eds.) Modern Fashion Traditions : Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion. Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 1-21.

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Abstract

"Modern Fashion Traditions questions the dynamics of fashion systems and spaces of consumption outside the West. Too often, these fashion systems are studied as a mere and recent result of globalization and Western fashion influences, but this book draws on a wide range of non-Western case studies and analyses their similarities and differences as legitimate fashion systems, contesting Eurocentric notions of tradition and modernity, continuity versus change, and 'the West versus the Rest'.

Preconceptions about non-Western fashion are challenged through diverse case studies from international scholars, including street-style identity in Bhutan, the influence of Ottoman cultural heritage on contemporary Turkish fashion design, and an investigation into the origins of the word 'fashion' in Chinese. Negotiating tradition, foreign influences and the contemporary global dominance of Western fashion cities, Modern Fashion Traditions will give readers a clearer understanding of non-Western fashion identities in the present.

Accessibly written, this ground-breaking text makes an essential contribution to the study of non-Western fashion and will be an important resource for students of fashion history and theory, anthropology, and cultural studies. - "--Publisher website

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ID Code: 98357
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: non-Western fashion, fashion systems, tradition and modernity, continuity versus change, case studies
ISBN: 9781474229517
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Textile and Fashion Design (120306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100) > Social and Cultural Anthropology (160104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Globalisation and Culture (200206)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2016 05:50
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 02:06

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