Glamour : women, history, feminism
Auteurs : Dyhouse, Carol (Auteur)
Lieu de publication : Londres, New York
Éditeur : Zed Books : radical international publishing
Date de publication : 2011
ISBN : 978 1 84813 407 2
Langue : Anglais
Description : 294 p. : ill. n & b ; 20 cm.
Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 256-276. Index.
Dépouillement du document :
The origins of glamour: demi-monde, modernity, ‘It’
Dreams, desires and spending
Princesses, tarts and cheesecake
Glamazons, grunge and bling
Perspectives and reflections: glamour for all?
How do we understand 'Glamour'? Has it empowered women or turned them into objects? Once associated with modernity and the cutting edge, is it entirely bound up with nostalgia and tradition?
This unique and fascinating book tells the story of glamour. It explores the changing meanings of the word, its relationship to femininity and fashion, and its place in twentieth century social history. Using a rich variety of sources - from women's magazines and film to social surveys and life histories - Carol Dyhouse examines with wit and insight the history and meaning of costume, cosmetics, perfume and fur.
Dyhouse disentangles some of the arguments surrounding femininity, appearance and power, directly addressing feminist concerns. The book explores historical contexts in which glamour served as an expression of desire in women and an assertion of entitlement to the pleasures of affluence, finally arguing that glamour can't simply be dismissed as oppressive, or as male fantasy, but can carry celebratory meanings for women. [editor summary]
Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque
Localisation : Bibliothèque
Cote : 305.409 D9966g 2011