Research Approaches to the Study of Dress and Fashion

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Research Approaches to the Study of Dress and Fashion

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dc.contributor.author Skov, Lise
dc.contributor.author Melchior, Marie Riegels
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-07
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-07T14:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-07T14:01:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-07T14:01:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7766
dc.description.abstract Dress and fashion are rich and varied fields of study. Some scholars refer to them as ‘hybrid subjects’ because they bring together different conceptual frameworks and disciplinary approaches, including those from anthropology, art history, cultural studies, design studies, economics, history, literature, semiotics, sociology, visual culture and business studies. Invariably, such a pervasive phenomenon as dress has always been the subject of much commentary. Since the late 19th century, there has been no scarcity of research, but studies have been somewhat sporadic and tended to stay within these bounds of their own disciplines. From the 1960s to the 1990s, the leading educational institutions with words like dress and fashion in their titles, were, firstly, design schools and technical training institutions, servicing the industry, and secondly, institutes devoted to the study of dress history, directed as museums. It was only in the last decades of the 20th century that various approaches were integrated across disciplines and institutions so that it became possible to talk about something like ‘fashion studies’, reflected by the emergence of research centres, academic journals and graduate programmes with such heading. However, both the term, and what it is perceived to represent, is contested; while some scholars and institutions endorse ‘fashion studies’, others reject it or distance themselves from it. en
dc.format.extent 18 s. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Creative Encounters Working Papers;19
dc.title Research Approaches to the Study of Dress and Fashion en
dc.type wp en
dc.accessionstatus modt09apr07 nijemo en
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en
dc.idnumber x656597134 en
dc.publisher.year 2008 en


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