The Visible Self: Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture and Society

ISBN-13: 9781609018702

ISBN-10: 1609018702

Author: Joanne B. Eicher, Sandra Lee Evenson

Edition: 4

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Fairchild Books
Paperback 424 pages
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Acknowledged author Joanne B. Eicher wrote The Visible Self: Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture and Society comprising 424 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1609018702 and 9781609018702. Since then The Visible Self: Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture and Society textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $27.55 or rent at the marketplace.


Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 4th Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share-not simply the act of putting on clothing, but also the method of cleansing the body and adorning it. Using Western and non-Western examples, the authors take a three-pronged approach to understanding dress across cultures, uncovering its relationship to human beings as biological, aesthetic, and social beings. Readings 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. This new edition covers topics including social media, social responsibility, eco-fashion, plus subcultures and trends such as cosplay, making it a relevant resource for studying dress. New to this Edition: - Newly organized Part III uses John Bodley's revised analysis of sociocultural systems to relate to dress and fashion across the world- New reading by John Vollmer in Part III on the Qing Dynasty of China- Revised and expanded art program, including 65 new photographs