Fashion as Communication, Paperback / softback Book

Fashion as Communication Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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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.