• Acts of undressing: Politics, eroticism and discarded clothing

Brownie, Barbara ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4101-1326, 2016, Book, Acts of undressing: Politics, eroticism and discarded clothing Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472596185

Abstract or Description:

The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and social contexts.

As we are increasingly obsessed with dress choices as signifiers of who we are and how we feel, an investigation into what happens as we remove our clothes has never been more pertinent. Exploring three main issues - politics, tease, and clothes without bodies - Acts of Undressing discusses these key themes through an in-depth and eclectic mix of case studies including flashing at Mardi Gras, the World Burlesque Games, and 'shoefiti' used by gangs to mark territories.

Building on leading theories of dress and the body, from academics including Roland Barthes and Mario Perniolato, Ruth Barcan and Erving Goffman, Acts of Undressing is essential reading for students of fashion, sociology, anthropology, visual culture, and related subjects.

Official URL: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/acts-of-undressing-9...
Subjects: Other > Social studies > L300 Sociology
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design
Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama > W410 Acting
Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Communication
Uncontrolled Keywords: body; dress; performance; costume
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 15:06
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 15:06
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5191
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