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The first in the four-part series Habits of Being, charting 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, this volume features a close-up focus on accessories—the shoe, the hat, the necklace—intimately connected to the body.
 
These essays, most of which have appeared in the cutting-edge Italian series Abito e Identità, offer new theoretical and historical takes on the role of clothing, dress, and accessories in the construction of the modern subject. With contributions by leading scholars in art history, semiotics, literary and film studies, history and fashion studies, and with additional writings by psychoanalysts, textile artists, and fashion designers from Europe and America, readers will encounter a dizzying array of ideas about the modern body and the ways in which we dress it.
 
From perspectives on the “model body” to Sonia Delaunay’s designs, from Fascist-era Spanish women’s prescribed ways of dressing to Futurist vests, from Barbara Stanwyck’s anklet to Salvatore Ferragamo’s sandals, from a poet’s tiara to a worker’s cap, from the scarlet letter to the yellow star: Accessorizing the Body imparts startling insights into how much the most modest accessory might reveal.
 
Contributors: Zsófia Bán, Eotvos Lorand U, Budapest; Martha Banta, U of California, Los Angeles; Vittoria C. Caratozzolo, U of Rome “La Sapienza”; Paola Colaiacomo, U of Rome “La Sapienza”; Maria Damon, U of Minnesota; Giuliana Di Febo, U of Rome Three; Micol Fontana; Manuela Fraire; Becky Peterson, U of New Mexico; Jeffrey C. Stewart, U of California, Santa Barbara; Vito Zagarrio, U of Rome Three; Franca Zoccoli.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Clothing, Dress, Fashion: An Arcade
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. Introduction: Accessorizing the Modern(ist) Body
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. No Frills, No-Body, Nobody
  2. pp. 7-16
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  1. 2. The Cult of Femininity
  2. pp. 17-23
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  1. 3. Fashion’s Model Bodies: A Genealogy
  2. pp. 24-32
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  1. 4. Wearing the Body over the Dress: Sonia Delaunay's Fashionable Clothes
  2. pp. 33-53
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  1. 5. Futurist Accessories
  2. pp. 54-81
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  1. 6 Coco, Zelda, Sara, Daisy, and Nicole: ACCESSORIES FOR NEW WAYS OF BEING A WOMAN
  2. pp. 82-107
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  1. 7. Precious Objects: Laura Riding, Her Tiara, and the Petrarchan Muse
  2. pp. 108-125
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  1. 8. Spanish Women’s Clothing during the Long Post–Civil War Period
  2. pp. 126-147
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  1. 9. The Yellow Star Accessorized: Ironic Discourse in Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
  2. pp. 148-168
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  1. 10. Terra Divisa/Terra Divina: (T/E/A/R)
  2. pp. 169-171
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  1. 11. Black Hattitude
  2. pp. 172-184
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  1. 12. Barbara Stanwyck’s Anklet: THE OTHER SHOE
  2. pp. 185-208
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  1. 13. The Cinematic Jewel: Fetishizing the Goods
  2. pp. 209-219
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  1. 14. Enchanted Sandals: Italian Shoes and the Post-World War II International Scene
  2. pp. 220-236
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  1. Conclusion: In Closing/Close Clothing
  2. pp. 237-245
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 247-249
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816676682
Print ISBN
9780816675791
MARC Record
OCLC
755415631
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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