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Ageing, Embodiment and Culture

Julia Twigg

Julia Twigg is Professor in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. She is co-convenor of the BSA Body, Ageing and Society, and Chair of the Advisory Group for the Smart Clothes and Wearable Technologies NDA project based at University of Wales, Newport, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Age : Dress, the Body and Later Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Though ageing is a bodily process, it only becomes meaningful in the context of culture. In this chapter I address a set of central questions around the ways age is performed and experienced in current culture, exploring how these intersect...

Positioning Fashion Companies to Meet Today’s Consumer Demands

V. Ann Paulins

V. Ann Paulins is director and associate professor of retail merchandising at Ohio State Universitys School of Human and Consumer Sciences. She publishes regularly in academic journals,such as the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, and presents her findings on consumer behavior at industry conferences. Her research interests include internship development, ethics and customer service quality, as well as examining the social psychology of consumption decisions. The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) presented her with the New Achiever award in 1997. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie L. Hillery

Julie L. Hillery is associate professor of textiles, apparel and merchandising at Northern Illinois University. In 2003, she was awarded a professorship with Kohls, a large clothing retailer based in Wisconsin, for her work as an internship coordinator between NIU students and the company. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ethics in the Fashion Industry

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:Define the role consumers play in decisions made by fashion companiesAppraise various perspectives, related to ethics, that customers consider in their decision-making processesIdentify...

Dress and Identity

Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Dress is a visual form of communication. Before two people are close enough to each other to exchange words, they communicate a world of information (or misinformation) through dress. They may register gender, age, ethnic origin, income...

Generational and Cultural Differences in Perceived Values of Luxury Products

Ka Tat Nixon Chen

Ka Tat Nixon Chen is based at Mahidol University International College, Tourism and Hospitality Management Division, Thailand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Analyze the role of perceived value of products in marketing luxury goods. Explain the perceived values that customers use to evaluate and select luxury products...

Chico’s Sizing

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kathy K. Mullet

Kathy K. Mullet is based at Oregon State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe a company’s target market/customer. Compare and contrast apparel sizing charts. Describe advantages and disadvantages of developing a unique sizing...

Children and Adolescents in the United States

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Children’s clothing can be especially revealing of a culture’s beliefs and values because it is so often used not only to signify the wearer’s identity and group association but also to teach cultural patterns to the young. The fashions...

What Do Baby Boomers Want?

Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society and Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds in the UK. She writes about design and innovation for the creative industries. Her books include Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning (2000); Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers (2008); The Color Revolution (2012); Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumers (with Uwe Spiekermann, 2017); Fashionability: Abraham Moon and the Creation of British Cloth for the Global Market (2017); and European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry (with Véronique Pouillard, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Forecasters : A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...In 2005, Women’s Wear Daily, the major newspaper for the American fashion business, evaluated the impressive buying power of the Baby Boomers. This generation was entering the “empty nest” phase of the lifecycle and had more disposable...

Aging

Nora M. MacDonald

Nora M. MacDonald is a professor at West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Clothing serves as a source of ego support, self-image enhancement, social acceptability, and personality expression throughout a person’s life. Problems occur, however, when appropriate clothing is not available or marketed to certain...

The Rise of the Hyperconnected Consumer

Social Media For Fashion Marketing : Storytelling in a Digital World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Consumers today are connected, literally, to their phone.Understand the new hyper-connected consumerAssess how the Internet is becoming the consumer’s external memory bankInvestigate the psychological impacts caused by social media...

Youthquake

Daniel Delis Hill

Daniel Delis Hill is a fashion historian and author of several books, including Fashion from Victoria to the New Millennium (2012) and American Menswear from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peacock Revolution : American Masculine Identity and Dress in the Sixties and Seventies

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...The Generation Gap Definitions, explanations, and summaries of the Generation Gap abound, both in media reports and books from the 1960s, and in numerous scholarly studies about the era since. Although some postmodern scholars minimize...