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Author Bancroft, Alison.
Title Fashion and psychoanalysis : styling the self / Alison Bancroft.
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
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 Floor2  GT524 .B36 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 238 p. ; 24 cm.
Series International library of cultural studies ; 23
International library of cultural studies ; 23.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-234) and index.
Contents 1. Fashion Photography and the Myth of the Unified Subject -- 2. Inspiring Desire: The Case for Haute Couture -- 3. Queering Fashion, Dressing Transgression -- 4. Fashion, Text, Symptom.
Summary In this innovative new book, Alison Bancroft re-examines significant moments in twentieth century fashion history through the focal lens of psychoanalytic theory. Her discussion centres on studies of fashion photography, haute couture, queer dressing, and fashion/art in an attempt to shed new light on these key issues. According to Bancroft, problems of subjectivity are played out through fashion, in the public arena, and not just in the dark, unknowable unconscious mind. The question of what can be said, and what can only be experienced, and how these two issues may be reconciled, become questions that fashion addresses on an almost daily basis. By interpreting fashion within a psychoanalytic frame, Bancroft illustrates how fashion articulates some of the essential, and sometimes frightening, truths about the body, femininity and the self.
Subject Fashion -- Psychological aspects.
Fashion -- History -- 20th century.
Psychoanalysis and culture.
ISBN 9781780760049 (pbk)
1780760043 (pbk)
9781780760032 (hbk)
1780760035 (hbk)
OCLC number 781568076