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Consumptive Chic

Consumptive Chic Author Carolyn A. Day
ISBN-10 9781350009400
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 208
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During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there was a tubercular 'moment' in which perceptions of the consumptive disease became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty, playing out in the clothing fashions of the day. With the ravages of the illness widely regarded as conferring beauty on the sufferer, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in both beauty practices and dress. While medical writers of the time believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Through an exploration of contemporary social trends and medical advice revealed in medical writing, literature and personal papers, Consumptive Chic uncovers the intimate relationship between fashionable women's clothing, and medical understandings of the illness. Illustrated with over 40 full color fashion plates, caricatures, medical images, and photographs of original garments, this is a compelling story of the intimate relationship between the body, beauty, and disease - and the rise of 'tubercular chic'.



Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema

Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema Author Danielle Hipkins
ISBN-10 9783319646084
Release 2017-10-30
Pages 295
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This volume brings together international scholars to engage in the question of how film has represented a figure that for many is simply labelled ‘prostitute’. The prostitute is one of the most enduring female figures. She has global historical resonance and stories, images and narratives surrounding her, and her experiences, circulate transnationally. As this book will explore, the broad term prostitute can cover a variety of experiences and representations that are both repressive and also have the potential to empower women and disrupt cultural expectations. The contributors aim to consider how frequently 19th-century narratives of female prostitution—hence the label ‘fallen women’—are still recycled in contemporary visual contexts, and to understand how widespread, and in what contexts, the destigmatization of female sex work is underway on screen.



Fashion and Age

Fashion and Age Author Julia Twigg
ISBN-10 9781472520128
Release 2013-12-26
Pages 224
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Throughout history certain forms and styles of dress have been deemed appropriate - or more significantly, inappropriate - for people as they age. Older women in particular have long been subject to social pressure to tone down, to adopt self-effacing, covered-up styles. But increasingly there are signs of change, as older women aspire to younger, more mainstream, styles, and retailers realize the potential of the 'grey market'. Fashion and Age is the first study to systematically explore the links between clothing and age, drawing on fashion theory and cultural gerontology to examine the changing ways in which age is imagined, experienced and understood in modern culture through the medium of dress. Clothes lie between the body and its social expression, and the book explores the significance of embodiment in dress and in the cultural constitution of age. Drawing on the views of older women, journalists and fashion editors, and clothing designers and retailers, it aims to widen the agenda of fashion studies to encompass the everyday dress of the majority, shifting the debate about age away from its current preoccupation with dependency, towards a fuller account of the lived experience of age. Fashion and Age will be of great interest to students of fashion, material culture, sociology, sociology of age, history of dress and to clothing designers.



Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims Author Alison Matthews David
ISBN-10 9781472577740
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 256
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From insidious murder weapons to blaze-igniting crinolines, clothing has been the cause of death, disease and madness throughout history, by accident and design. Clothing is designed to protect, shield and comfort us, yet lurking amongst seemingly innocuous garments we find hats laced with mercury, frocks laden with arsenic and literally 'drop-dead gorgeous' gowns. Fabulously gory and gruesome, Fashion Victims takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the lethal history of women's, men's and children's dress, in myth and reality. Drawing upon surviving fashion objects and numerous visual and textual sources, encompassing louse-ridden military uniforms, accounts of the fiery deaths of Oscar Wilde's half-sisters and dancer Isadora Duncan's accidental strangulation by entangled scarf; the book explores how garments have tormented those who made and wore them, and harmed animals and the environment in the process. Vividly chronicling evidence from Greek mythology to the present day, Matthews David puts everyday apparel under the microscope and unpicks the dark side of fashion. Fashion Victims is lavishly illustrated with over 125 images and is a remarkable resource for everyone from scholars and students to fashion enthusiasts.



Spitting Blood

Spitting Blood Author Helen Bynum
ISBN-10 9780199542055
Release 2012-11-22
Pages 320
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The story of tuberculosis is a rich and fascinating one. It is a complex and ancient disease that, after many years of virtual disappearance in the developed world, is now making something of a comeback. Helen Bynum tracks the historical development of the disease, and considers the challenges it presents to the modern world.



When the Nurse Becomes a Patient

When the Nurse Becomes a Patient Author Cortney Davis
ISBN-10 160635230X
Release 2015-03-15
Pages 30
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In 2013 Cortney Davis, a nurse and author underwent routine one-day surgery. A surgical mishap led to a series of life-altering and life-threatening complications, but as her recovery progressed, she found release in painting. While every patient's journey and every caregiver's challenges are unique, these intimate and revealing paintings and reflections offer a glimpse into universal aspects of illness and recovery.



Golden Silk Smoke

Golden Silk Smoke Author Carol Benedict
ISBN-10 9780520262775
Release 2011-04-10
Pages 334
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"Tobacco has been pervasive in China almost since its introduction from the Americas in the mid-sixteenth century. One-third of the world's smokers--over 350 million--now live in China, and they account for 25 percent of worldwide smoking-related deaths. This book examines the deep roots of China's contemporary "cigarette culture" and smoking epidemic and provides one of the first comprehensive histories of Chinese consumption in global and comparative perspective"--



Style A to Zoe

Style A to Zoe Author Rachel Zoe
ISBN-10 9780446542807
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 192
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Have you ever dreamed of having your own red carpet moment? Or wondered how to emulate the effortlessly chic style of the most photographed trendsetters? Or wished you could master the art of all things glamorous? In STYLE A TO ZOE, Hollywood's hottest celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, shares her insider tips in this essential guide to the art of a fashionable, behind-the velvet-rope lifestyle. With an eye toward living the luxe life, even if it's on a dime, Zoe zeroes in on the must-have accessories and wardrobe staples for all occasions, when to splurge and save on handbags and heels, how to decorate, entertain, and travel in style. From award shows to advertising campaigns, Zoe is the go-to force among A-list actresses, fashion houses, beauty firms, and magazine editors. Now she offers full access to the style secrets that skyrocketed her famous clients to the top of best-dressed lists worldwide. With the help of some of fashion's biggest names-including Michael Kors, Donatella Versace, and Diane von Furstenberg-Zoe shares her invaluable insights on: Mastering red carpet moments in your own life Developing a style for work or play that's unstudied and glamorous Personalizing your own modern look by referencing your favorite style icons and vintage clothes The importance of the "wow" piece-and how to choose one right for you Throwing a chic dinner party and creating a luxuriously cozy living space Packing and traveling like a jet-setter Enjoying every day, living it up in style.



Consumption in Asia

Consumption in Asia Author Beng-Huat Chua
ISBN-10 9781134572366
Release 2002-05-03
Pages 272
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The essays in this collection challenge conventional ideas about consumption and consumerism: they consider if the inundation of Western consumer goods have created identity confusions among the affluent in Asia, and if the expansion of consumer culture really does threaten the stability of politically anti-liberal states in Asia. This is the first book to analyse in detial consumerism in the region, and will be valuable reading for students and researchers in Asian studies, economics, politics and cultural studies.



Feed

Feed Author M. T. Anderson
ISBN-10 9780763662622
Release 2012
Pages 299
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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.



Breakfast at Tiffany s

Breakfast at Tiffany s Author Truman Capote
ISBN-10 9780345803054
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 192
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In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.



Fashion ology

Fashion ology Author Yuniya Kawamura
ISBN-10 9781474278492
Release 2018-04-05
Pages 168
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This new edition of a classic work offers a concise introduction to the sociology of fashion, and demystifies the workings of the fashion system. From the origins of fashion studies and the difference between clothing and fashion, through to an examination of 21st century subcultures, and the impact of the digital age on designers, Fashion-ology explores fashion as a global, social construct. With accessible overviews of key debates, issues and perspectives, the book provides a complete exploration of the field, and features a wide range of international case studies which bring the theory to life. Updated with two new chapters on subcultures and the impact of technology, along with guides to further reading and a student guide to sociological research in fashion, this is essential reading for anyone studying fashion, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.



Ulysses

Ulysses Author James Joyce
ISBN-10 9781512406566
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 854
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An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.



The Beauty Experiment

The Beauty Experiment Author Phoebe Baker Hyde
ISBN-10 9780738215433
Release 2012-12-25
Pages 272
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I looked at my reflection and despaired. As an exhausted young mother I felt ugly and saw that a new dress or face cream would never help. I was at risk of passing on a habit of feeling miserable about my looks to my baby girl—if nothing changed. Soon afterward Phoebe Baker Hyde made a vow: to give up new clothes, makeup, haircuts, and jewelry in hopes of revealing something she had always paid lip service to but never quite believed in—her inner beauty. The Beauty Experiment chronicles Hyde’s quest for self-acceptance in nothing but her own skin. In thoughtful, exquisite prose, Hyde holds up a mirror to all women and shows how perfectionism can keep us from achieving what we really want: happiness, confidence, and serenity.



Radiant Bride

Radiant Bride Author Alexis Wolfer
ISBN-10 9780762458097
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 208
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Want to look and feel better than ever on your wedding day? Look no further. Radiant Bride is a holistic guide to beauty, diet, fitness, and fashion designed to take you from “Yes” to “I do” (and even through to the honeymoon!) gorgeously—and sanely. You'll stop counting calories, obsessing over hours spent (or not spent!) at the gym, and trying crazy beauty fads. Instead, you'll have access to the insider tips author and holistic wellness expert Alexis Wolfer shares with celebrities and her clients, so that your skin radiates, your hair shines, and your dress flatters your figure perfectly. The book includes expert advice on: -Personalized detox and diet plans -Gown-shopping tips to help you find the most flattering options for your body shape and skin tone -Fitness routines designed to target the areas your dress shows off -Hair and makeup guides -Meal plans for beauty from the inside out -Bachelorette tips, so you can party without jeopardizing your goals -When to schedule a facial, manicure, haircut, etc. -Packing your wedding-day survival kit -Your honeymoon beauty routine -And much more!



The Explicit Body in Performance

The Explicit Body in Performance Author Rebecca Schneider
ISBN-10 9781134876938
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 256
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The Explicit Body in Performance interrogates the avant-garde precedents and theoretical terrain that combined to produce feminist performance art. Among the many artists discussed are: * Carolle Schneemann * Annie Sprinkle * Karen Finley * Robbie McCauley * Ana Mendieta * Ann Magnuson * Sandra Bernhard * Spiderwoman Rebecca Schneider tackles topics ranging across the 'post-porn modernist movement', New Right censorship, commodity fetishism, perspectival vision, and primitivism. Employing diverse critical theories from Benjamin to Lacan to postcolonial and queer theory, Schneider analyses artistic and pop cultural depictions of the explicit body in late commodity capitalism. The Explicit Body in Performance is complemented by extensive photographic illustrations and artistic productions of postmodern feminist practitioners. The book is a fascinating exploration of how these artists have wrestled with the representational structures of desire.



Playing God in Yellowstone

Playing God in Yellowstone Author Alston Chase
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D001628111
Release 1987
Pages 464
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Basing his argument of five years of research, the author refutes Yellowstone Park's reputation as a great game sanctuary by revealing numerous examples of the park's ecological mismanagement