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Extreme Hellene: Sport, Superheroes and the Modern Übermensch

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Artificial Body in Fashion and Art : Marionettes, Models, and Mannequins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Cit. Garelick, Mademoiselle, 426.I am my own marionetteBodo Kirschoff, Body-Building: Erzählung; Schauspiel: Essay (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1980), 154.Their mirror image, which incessantly snaps at the bodybuilder, always burdens him...

A Fashion for Fitness

Geraldine Howell

Geraldine Howell currently lectures on dress history at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women in Wartime : Dress Studies from Picture Post 1938–1945

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter looks at stories carried by Picture Post on the variety of lifestyles women were experiencing and how health and fitness necessarily played a part in them all. Those now experiencing service life were becoming ever fitter while...

Ancient Greek Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Ancient Greek dress refers to dress of the archaic (ca. 700–480 b.c.e.), classical (ca. 480–323 b.c.e.), and Hellenistic (ca. 323–146 b.c.e.) periods. In antiquity, the Greek-speaking world included mainland Greece and the islands...

“Feeling premium”: Athleisure and the material transformation of sportswear

Jennifer Craik

Jennifer Craik is Professor and Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fashion and dress. She has also researched aspects of cultural studies, cultural policy, and arts funding. Her publications include: The Face of Fashion (Routledge, 1993), Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression (Berg Publishers, 2005), and Fashion: The Key Concepts (Berg Publishers, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Materiality : Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...It could be argued that, increasingly, the individual performance of a person resides in a body that is encased in, and propelled by, the uniformed outside or clothed “shell.” Despite the overpowering individualist nature of consumer...

The left-hand pose: Alchemic realism and the intra-action of music, body, and dress in metal yoga

Otto von Busch

Otto von Busch is Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Materiality : Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...“We don’t do sun salutations because we’re saluting the darkness.” (Metal Yoga Bones teacher Saskia Thode, cited in Brinton 2015)A “new materialist” perspective on fashion can shift focus on the agency of dress, from language, symbols...

Body Talk

Shaun Cole

Shaun Cole is Curator of Design at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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‘Don We Now Our Gay Apparel’ : Gay Men’s Dress in the Twentieth Century

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...With the advent of gay liberation in the 1970s, many gay men developed an interest in projecting a more masculine self-presentation, often based on traditionally ‘macho’ images. As a result bodybuilding and gym culture increased...

The Upward Training of the Body from the Age of Chivalry to Courtly Civility

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Civility and the Semiology of Rectitude Source: Fragments for a History of the Human Body, Part 2 (New York: Zone Books, 1989), 148–99. From Le corps redressé: Histoire d'un pouvoir pédagogique, Paris, Editions...

The Healthy Body and the Politics of Fitness

Geraldine Howell

Geraldine Howell currently lectures on dress history at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wartime Fashion : From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939–1945

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...This chapter explores the importance of a developing interest in health, fitness and personal well-being in the context of pre-war paradigms for health and beauty and the relevance of these emerging concerns for a future state of war...