Fashion as Communication

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
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What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challenging class, gender, sexual and social identities.
Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches from Barthes and Baudrillard to Marxist, psychoanalytic and feminist theory, Barnard addresses the ambivalent status of fashion in contemporary culture.

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In Fashion as Communication, Malcolm Barnard considers the meaning of fashion in society from a variety of theoretical perspectives. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in fashion theory or semiotics. Read full review

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In Fashion as Communication, Malcolm Barnard considers the meaning of fashion in society from a variety of theoretical perspectives. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in fashion theory or semiotics. Read full review

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Malcolm Barnard is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at the University of Derby, where he teaches the history and theory of art and design. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Sociology and a PhD in Philosophy from the universities of York and Warwick, and his publications include "Fashion as Communication and Art, Design and Visual Culture: An Introduction."

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