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Trickle-Down

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The “trickle-down” theory offers a straightforward way of predicting fashion diffusion: a hierarchical process whereby individuals with high status establish fashion trends, only to be imitated by lower-status individuals wearing cheaper...

The Philosophy of Fashion

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: The Sociology of Georg Simmel Translated and edited by Kurt H. Wolff (The Free Press, 1950), 338–44. Source: Simmel on Culture David Frisby and Mike Featherstone (eds) (SAGE Publications, 1997), 187–206.Our...

Georg Simmel: Clothes and Fashion

Michael Carter

Michael Carter is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, University of Sydney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes

Berg, 2003

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...Fashion is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath – tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.German sociologist and social philosopher Georg...

Fashion: From Class Differentiation to Collective Selection

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: The Sociological Quarterly, 10 (Blackwell Publishing, 1969), 275–91. Deficiencies of Fashion as a Sociological Concept This paper is an invitation to sociologists to take seriously the topic of fashion. Only a handful...

Tarde, Simmel, and the Logic of Fashion

Fashion and Modernism

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction The feeling of a thing being detached from its place, of a separation between the inner and the outer, and of everything solid being volatilized, is one of the basic experiences of early modernity. Fashion assumes a central...

Simmel, Georg

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The German sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel was born in Berlin on 1 March 1858 to assimilated Jewish parents. Between 1876 and 1881 Simmel studied history and philosophy in Berlin. His doctoral thesis (1881) and post-doctoral...

Music and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Music and dress have played a significant role in the civilization process in West Europe. Both being aesthetic fields meant to be performed and put into play by human gesture, they have proved to be efficient tools for cultivating...