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Fashion crimes: Dressing for deviance

Fashion crimes: Dressing for deviance
Fashion crimes: Dressing for deviance
Fashion is widely recognised as a site for social acceptance and rejection, and as a signifier of personal identity. What happens when people stray from 'appropriate' dress codes or associate garments with 'respectability' or deviance? How does fashion relate to criminality?
In this interdisciplinary volume, leading scholars propose new ways of seeing everyday dress and the body in public space. Garments and individual or group wearers are used as case studies to explore the codification of clothing as criminal – hoodies, trench-coats, Norwegian Lustkoffe sweaters, low-slung trousers and Hip Hop styling are all untangled as garments with criminal significance. The book questions the point at which morality as a form of social control meets criminality, and suggests ways to renegotiate established dress codes and terms such as 'suitability' and 'glamour' through the study of what people wear in response to notions of criminality.
This is the first book in a new genre of fashion history and theory texts that consider the relationship between clothing and behaviour with specific reference to criminality
Fashion, Dress, Crime, Criminality, Behaviour
Bloomsbury Academic
Turney, Joanne
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Turney, Joanne
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Turney, Joanne (ed.) (2019) Fashion crimes: Dressing for deviance , 1 ed. London. Bloomsbury Academic, 256pp.

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Abstract

Fashion is widely recognised as a site for social acceptance and rejection, and as a signifier of personal identity. What happens when people stray from 'appropriate' dress codes or associate garments with 'respectability' or deviance? How does fashion relate to criminality?
In this interdisciplinary volume, leading scholars propose new ways of seeing everyday dress and the body in public space. Garments and individual or group wearers are used as case studies to explore the codification of clothing as criminal – hoodies, trench-coats, Norwegian Lustkoffe sweaters, low-slung trousers and Hip Hop styling are all untangled as garments with criminal significance. The book questions the point at which morality as a form of social control meets criminality, and suggests ways to renegotiate established dress codes and terms such as 'suitability' and 'glamour' through the study of what people wear in response to notions of criminality.
This is the first book in a new genre of fashion history and theory texts that consider the relationship between clothing and behaviour with specific reference to criminality

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e-pub ahead of print date: 25 July 2019
Published date: 2019
Keywords: Fashion, Dress, Crime, Criminality, Behaviour

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Local EPrints ID: 431222
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431222
PURE UUID: 519f1f70-8eea-4433-89e6-24c19f5e19ef

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Date deposited: 28 May 2019 16:30
Last modified: 25 Jul 2019 16:30

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Editor: Joanne Turney

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