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Introduction

Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...The idea for this book originated in a chance conversation over ten years ago when we, the editors, discovered a shared scholarly interest in second hand clothing. As a museum curator and a design historian, specializing in dress...

Crafting Appearances: The Second Hand Clothing Trade and Dress Practices in Zambia

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Many American and European travelers who have ventured into African cities in recent years have taken notice of the vibrant markets in second hand clothing. The displays of a vast volume of clothing and the piles of T-shirts emblazoned...

Vintage Whores and Vintage Virgins: Second Hand Fashion in the Twenty-first Century

Alexandra Palmer

Alexandra Palmer is the Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. She also teaches at the University of Toronto. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Why would you wear a new Dior dress that six other women are wearing at the same party when you can buy a dead-designer dress and nobody will have it?Contemporary Western fashionable dress offers numerous style options that cross...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Describe the growth in the luxury resale market. Consider circular approaches to the luxury resale market. Analyze the challenges in the luxury resale market...

Geographies of ‘Location’

Nicky Gregson

Nicky Gregson is Reader in Geography, University of Sheffield. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Louise Crewe

Louise Crewe is Reader in Economic Geography, University of Nottingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Second-Hand Cultures

Berg Publishers, 2003

Book chapter

...As we indicated in Chapter 1, one of the characteristics of second-hand worlds in the UK over the past twenty years or so has been their proliferation. So, from a situation in which the predominant forms of such exchange comprised locally...

Burkina Faso

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Burkina Faso is located at the crossroads of several important trade routes that cross West Africa from the Sahara to the old Gold Coast, and from the Inland Delta of the Niger to the former Slave Coast. The peoples of Burkina have always...

Transformations

Nicky Gregson

Nicky Gregson is Reader in Geography, University of Sheffield. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Louise Crewe

Louise Crewe is Reader in Economic Geography, University of Nottingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Second-Hand Cultures

Berg Publishers, 2003

Book chapter

...Introduction In this chapter we continue our exploration of commodity de- and revalorization cycles, looking more broadly at the role objects play in identity formation and maintenance. Having explored the ways in which people dispose...

African Dress

Heather Marie Akou

Associate Professor of Fashion Design, Indiana University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? Among scholars who study dress and fashion, the rich diversity of African dress (along with the tremendous creativity of the people who make and wear it) is not well known. This lesson plan on African...

Used Clothing in the Philippines

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Traders and consumers in the Philippines use the increasing imports of secondhand clothing to fashion new forms of identity and new options in work. Global exports of secondhand clothing from North America and Europe to countries in Asia...

Redefining Rubbish: Commodity Disposal and Sourcing

Nicky Gregson

Nicky Gregson is Reader in Geography, University of Sheffield. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Louise Crewe

Louise Crewe is Reader in Economic Geography, University of Nottingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Second-Hand Cultures

Berg Publishers, 2003

Book chapter

...Introduction: Determinations of Rubbish and Reverence We are interested here to understand the processes and mechanisms through which commodities cross the putative boundaries between different categories of value, and in particular at how...