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|Author||: Andreas Behnke|
|Total Pages||: 222|
|Genre||: Political Science|
Download The International Politics of Fashion Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and ‘postmodern’ IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and represent international politics. By contrast, the proponents of the aesthetic turn have overlooked fashion as a source of knowledge about global politics. Yet stories about the political role of fashion abound in the news media. Margaret Thatcher used dress to define her political image, and more recently the fascination with Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni and other women in similar positions, and the discussions about the appropriateness of their wardrobes, regularly makes the news. In Sudan, a female writer and activist successfully challenged the government over her right to wear trousers in public and in Europe, the debate on women’s headscarves has politicised a garment item and turned it into a symbol of fundamentalism and oppression. In response, the contributors to this book investigate the politics of fashion from a variety of perspectives, addressing theoretical as well as empirical issues, establishing the critical study of fashion and its protagonists as a central contribution to the aesthetic turn in international politics. The politics of fashion go beyond these examples of the uses and abuses of textiles and fabrics for political purposes, extending into its very ‘grammar’ and vocabulary. This book will be a unique contribution to the field and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, critical IR theory and popular culture and world politics.
|Author||: Tom May|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 270|
Download Great TED Talks Creativity Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Compelling quotes on living, working, and playing creatively, from 100 prominent TED Conference speakers. The TED talks have become legendary for bringing the wisdom and experience of thought leaders to a worldwide audience. In 2006, they became accessible online, and have since been viewed more than a billion times. Great TED Talks: Creativity highlights the words of 100 TED Conference speakers and discusses how their ideas can be applied to your own life. Whether you’re a full-time artist or someone who wants to boost their creative skills and creative thinking in areas from cooking to corporate leadership, the advice in this book will help you visualize and achieve your goals. Included in each section are URLs directing you to the TED website so you can watch the original videos in their entirety.
|Author||: Josiah Gilbert Holland|
|Publsiher||: Scholarly Pub Office Univ of|
|Total Pages||: 352|
Download Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects a Series of Popular Lectures by J G Holland Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
|Author||: Anne Peirson-Smith,Joseph H. II Hancock|
|Publsiher||: Intellect Books|
|Total Pages||: 360|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
Download Transglobal Fashion Narratives Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Everywhere we look, people are using fashion to communicate self and society—who they are, and where they belong. Transglobal Fashion Narratives presents an international, interdisciplinary analysis of those narratives. Moving from sweatshop to runway, page to screen, camera to blog, and artist to audience, the book examines fashion as a mediated form of content in branding, as a literary and filmic device, and as a personal form of expression by industry professionals, journalists, and bloggers.
|Author||: Mary Ellen Snodgrass|
|Total Pages||: 832|
Download World Clothing and Fashion Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.
|Author||: Klepp, Ingun Grimstad,Follér, Andreas,Laitala, Kirsi,Schragger, Michael,Paulander, Elin,Tobiasson, Tone Skårdal,Eder-Hansen, Jonas,Palm, David,Elander, Maria,Rydberg, Tomas,Watson, David,Kiørboe, Nikola|
|Publsiher||: Nordic Council of Ministers|
|Total Pages||: 230|
Download Mapping sustainable textile initiatives Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This report responds to an invitation from the Nordic Council of Ministers to map out Nordic initiatives within textiles as a pre-study to the initiation of a Nordic Roadmap for Sustainable Textiles in 2015. The work has been conducted by:SIFO - National Institute for Consumer Research (Norway)SFA - Sustainable Fashion Academy (Sweden)NFA - Nordic Fashion Association/nicefashion.org (Nordic)IVL - Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)CRI - Copenhagen Resource Institute (Denmark)Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Environmental Affairs (EK-M) has been responsible for the funding of this project. The project’s steering committee consists of representatives from members from the working groups; Nordic Chemicals Group (NKG), the Nordic Waste Group (NAG) and the Group of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and officers from the Environmental Protection Agency in Denmark. This steering Group is jointly responsible for the direction and decisions regarding the project. NAG has been coordinating the work. Coordinator of project has been Yvonne Augustsson from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.