publication . Article . 1996

Fashion, Bodies, and Objects

Jean-François Fourny;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1996 Journal: Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, volume 20 (eissn: 2334-4415, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: New Prairie Press
Abstract
This essay is based on the assumption that the body has undergone a process of fragmentation that started with "modern" art and commodity fetishism that is being amplified today by an increasingly fetishistic high fashion industry itself relayed by music videos and a gigantic pornography industry. This article begins with a discussion of fetishism and objectification as they appear in high fashion shows where underwear becomes wear (turning the inside into the outside), thus expanding (or dissolving) the traditional notion of pornography because they are both reported in comparable terms by mainstream magazines such as Femmes and less conventional publications s...
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free text keywords: Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Clothing, business.industry, business, Objectification, Commodity fetishism, Fashion design, Allusion, Fetishism, Civilization, Pornography, Aesthetics, lcsh:German literature, lcsh:PT1-4897, lcsh:French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, lcsh:PQ1-3999
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