Fashion and psychoanalysis : styling the self /Series: International library of cultural studies ; 23.Publication details: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2012.Description: ix, 238 p. ; 24 cmISBN:
- 9781780760049 (pbk)
- 1780760043 (pbk)
- 9781780760032 (hbk)
- 1780760035 (hbk)
- GT 524 BAN
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-234) and index.
1. Fashion Photography and the Myth of the Unified Subject -- 2. Inspiring Desire: The Case for Haute Couture -- 3. Queering Fashion, Dressing Transgression -- 4. Fashion, Text, Symptom.
In this book the author re-examines significant moments in twentieth century fashion history through the focal lens of psychoanalytic theory. Her discussion centres on studies of fashion photography, haute-couture, queer dressing, and fashion/art in an attempt to shed new light on these key issues. According to the author, problems of subjectivity are played out through fashion, in the public arena, and not just in the dark, unknowable unconscious mind. The question of what can be said, and what can only be experienced, and how these two issues may be reconciled, become questions that fashion addresses on an almost daily basis. By interpreting fashion within a psychoanalytic frame, the author illustrates how fashion articulates some of the essential, and sometimes frightening, truths about the body, femininity and the self.