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Title Crossing gender boundaries : fashion to create, disrupt and transcend / edited by Andrew Reilly and Ben Barry.
Publication Bristol, UK ; Chicago, Illinois : Intellect, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Description vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 391 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part 1: Creating Gender. Bifurcated Garments and Divided Skirts: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Sartorial Feminine in Late Victorian Culture / Kimberly Wahl ; 'Hard and Straight': The Creation of Nineteenth Century Masculinity through Corsetry / Alanna McKnight ; Mirror Epiphany: Transpersons' Use of Dress to Create and Sustain Their Affirmed Gender Identities / Jory M. Catalpa and Jenifer K. McGuire ; Withering Heights: High Heels and Hegemonic Masculinity / Elizabeth Semmelhack -- Part 2: Disrupting Gender. Cute Men in Contemporary Japan / Toby Slade ; The Politicization of Fashion in Virtual Queer Spaces: A Case Study of Saint Harridan, One of the Pioneering Queer Fashion Brands in the Twenty-First Century / Kelly L. Reddy-Best ; 'She Was Not A Girly Girl': Athletic Apparel, Female Masculinity, and the Endorsement of Difference / Christina Bush ; Gender More: An Intersectional Perspective on Men's Transgression of the Gender Dress Binary / Ben Barry and Andrew Reilly ; In-vest-ed Meaning: Gender Ambiguity in Costume Collections / Katie Baker Jones and Jean Parsons -- Part 3: Transcending Gender. The Politics of the Neutral: Rad Hourani's Unisex Vision / Rebecca Halliday ; Shirting Identities: Negotiating Gender Identity through the Dress Shirt / Valerie Rangel ; Why Don't I Wear Skirts? Politics, Economy, Society and History / Jung Ha-Brookshire ; Critical Mascara: On Fabulousness, Creativity and the End of Gender / madison moore ; Clothes (Un)make the (Wo)man - Un-gendering Fashion (2015?) / Hazel Clark and Leena-Maija Rossi.
Summary This volume presents a collection of the most recent knowledge on the relationship between gender and fashion in historical and contemporary contexts. Through fourteen essays divided into three segments - how dress creates, disrupts and transcends gender - the chapters investigate gender issues through the lens of fashion. Crossing Gender Boundaries first examines how clothing has been, and continues to be, used to create and maintain the binary gender division that has come to permeate Western and westernized cultures. Next, it explores how dress can be used to contest and subvert binary gender expectations, before a final section that considers the meaning of gender and how dress can transcend it, focusing on unisex and genderless clothing. The essays consider how fashion can both constrict and free gender expression, explore the ways dress and gender are products of one other and illuminate the construction of gender through social norms. Readers will find that through analysis of the relationship between gender and fashion, they gain a better understanding of the world around them.
Subject Gender identity.
Fashion -- Social aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Psychological aspects.
Clothing and dress -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864722
Clothing and dress -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864706
Fashion -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00921619
Gender identity. (OCoLC)fst00939593
Addl. Author Reilly, Andrew Hinchcliffe, editor.
Barry, Ben, editor.
Alt Title Fashion to create, disrupt and transcend.
Related To ebook version : 9781789381153
ISBN 9781789381535 paperback
1789381533 paperback
9781789381146 hardcover
1789381142 hardcover

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