Dress and fashion are powerful visual means of communicating ideology, whether political, social or religious. From the communist values of equality, simplicity and solidarity exemplified in the Mao suit to the myriad of fashion protests of feminists such as French revolutionary women's demand to wear trousers, dress can symbolize ideological orthodoxy as well as revolt. With contributions from a wide range of international scholars, this book presents the first scholarly analysis of dress and ideology through accessible case studies. Chapters are organized thematically and explore dress in relation to topics including nation, identity, religion, politics and utopias, across an impressive chronological reach from antiquity to the present day. Dress & Ideology
will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, history, sociology, cultural studies, politics and gender studies.
Introduction Shoshana-Rose Marzel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel and Guy Stiebel, Tel-Aviv University, Israel Nationality Secular Fashion in Israel, Oz Almog, University of Haifa, Israel Sartorial boundaries on the Chinese frontier, Antonia Finnane, University of Melbourne, Australia Religion Rabbinical Dress in Italy, Asher Salah, Bezalel Arts and Design Academy Jerusalem, Israel Zoomorphic Brooches: Decoration or Religious Ideology?, Lindsay Allason-Jones, Newcastle University, UK How Muslim Women Dress in Israel, Oz Almog, University of Haifa, Israel Identity Ideology, fashion and the Darlys' Macaroni Prints, Peter McNeil, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Feminist Ideologies in Postmodern Japanese Fashion: Rei Kawakubo Meets Marie Antoinette in Downtown Tokyo, Ory Bartal, Bezalel Arts and Design Academy Jerusalem, Israel Military Dress as an Ideological Marker in Roman Palestine, Guy Stiebel, Tel-Aviv University, Israel Politics Fashion and Feminism through Western History, Henriette Dahan-Kalev, Ben Gurion University, Israel and Shoshana-Rose Marzel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel Fashion Politics and Practice in the Early Modern World: Indian Cottons in Japan & England, Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta, Canada Breastfeeding, Ideology and Clothing in Nineteenth Century France, Gal Ventura, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Dress as Political Ideology in Rabelais and Voltaire Utopias, Shoshana-Rose Marzel, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel Conclusion Bibliography Index