Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style

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Fashion Talks is a vibrant look at the politics of everyday style. Shira Tarrant and Marjorie Jolles bring together essays that cover topics such as lifestyle Lolitas, Hollywood baby bumps, haute couture hijab, gender fluidity, steampunk, and stripper shoes, and engage readers with accessible and thoughtful analyses of real-world issues. This collection explores whether style can shift the limiting boundaries of race, class, gender, and sexuality, while avoiding the traps with which it attempts to rein us in. Fashion Talks will appeal to cultural critics, industry insiders, mainstream readers, and academic experts who are curious about the role fashion plays in the struggles over identity, power, and the status quo.

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Introduction: Feminism Confronts Fashion by Majorie Jolles and Shira Tarrant

Part I. Dressing the Body: The Politics of Gender and Sexuality

1. Fashioning a Feminist Style, Or, How I Learned to Dress from Reading Feminist Theory by Astrid Henry
2. Dressing Left: Conforming, Transforming, and Shifting Masculine Style by Shira Tarrant
3. The Baby Bump is the New Birkin by Renèe Ann Cramer
4. Fashion as Adaptation: The Case of American Idol by Leslie Heywood and Justin R. Garcia
5. My Mannequin, Myself: Embodiment in Fashion's Mirror by Denise Witzig
6. Life's Too Short to Wear Comfortable Shoes: Femme-ininity and Sex Work by Jayne Swift
7. Japanese Lolita: Challenging Sexualized Style and the Little-Girl Look by Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal

II. Fashion Choices: The Ethics of Consumption, Production, and Style

8. Glam Abaya: Contemporary Emirati Couture by Jan C. Kreidler
9. Ado(red), Abhor(red), Disappea(red): Fashioning Race, Poverty, and Morality under Product (Red)™ by Evangeline M. Heiliger
10. The Lady Is a Vamp: Cruella de Vil and the Cultural Politics of Fur by Catherine Spooner
11. Something Borrowed, Something Blue: What's an Indie Bride to Do by Elline Lipkin
12. Steampunk: Stylish Subversion and Colonial Chic by Diana M. Pho and Jaymee Goh
13. DIY Fashion and Going Bust: Wearing Feminist Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Jo Reger
14. Stylish Contradiction: Mix-and-Match as the Fashion of Feminist Ambivalence by Marjorie Jolles

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Shira Tarrant is Associate Professor in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach. Her books include Men and Feminism (Seal Press), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge) and Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power (Routledge). Marjorie Jolles is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University and the author of several articles on fashion and philosophy.

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"From indie brides to Islamic abayas to emo-hipster style, Fashion Talks speaks volumes about the sophistication of contemporary feminist scholarship...This book will have tremendous appeal to those interested in gender studies, popular culture, and their sartorial expression." --Maria Elena Buszek, author of Pin-Up Grrrls

"With wit and verve, [Fashion Talks offers] intelligent, entertaining analysis that transcends trendiness...The result is an elegant mix-and-match that brings thoughtful consideration to everyday issues (like getting dressed!), while deepening understanding of our sartorial worlds." --Deborah Siegel, author of Sisterhood, Interrupted

Quite simply, this book is an excellent and accessible introduction to the intersection between Third Wave feminism and fashion theory. Summing Up: Highly recommended. -Choice

"One of the top 8 books to put on your fall reading list... Who knew getting dressed in the morning was so political? Anyone interested in pop culture, fashion trends, or gender studies is bound to enjoy this anthology." --PolicyMic

Fashion Talks simultaneously examines the joy and subversive potential fashion holds. --Bitch Magazine

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