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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Footbinding was specific to and unique to traditional Chinese culture. Its various names conveyed its multifaceted image in Chinese eyes: chanzu (binding feet) called attention to the mundane action of swaddling the body with a piece...

Conclusion: Future Directions And Possibilities in Footwear Studies

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sneakers : Fashion, Gender, and Subculture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...I have shown in this book that a research focus on sneakers can be part of fashion and dress studies including footwear. It could also be placed within gender studies and subcultural studies. My research on sneakers is not complete. Nor did...


Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Traditional footwear in Asia is diverse and reflects historical and cultural developments across this vast region. While most footwear has its origins in the particulars of daily life, such as the rigid-soled boots for northern horse riders...