The Visible Self
The Visible Self : Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society
New York : Fairchild Publications, INC., 2008, IX-485 p.
Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, third edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing these daily rituals that we all share – not simlpy the act of putting on clothing, but also cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress acoss cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social animals. Reading collected from classic books and academic journals enable students to appreciate the complexity of dress from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes anthropology, sociology, economics, fine arts, and the natural sciences.
Axe de recherche
- Axe transversal : cultures visuelles