Special Issue: ExhibitionismFashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of 'fashion' as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. It provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the analysis of cultural phenomena ranging from foot binding to fashion advertising. All articles have solid theoretical underpinnings and are based on original research.Indexed by the IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Sciences); the DAAI (Design and Applied Arts Index); ARTbibliographies Modern; Abstracts in Anthropology; the Anthropological Index Online (AIO) of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland; Sociological abstracts; ISI Web of Science/Arts & Humanities Citation Index and ISI Current Contents Connect/Arts & Humanities (THOMSON); K.G. Saur Verlag's IBR (International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature and Social Sciences) and K.G. Verlag's IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on Humanities and Social Sciences)
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Special Issue: Exhibitionism Edited by Valerie Steele and Alexandra Palmer Contents * Letter from the Editor Valerie Steele and Alexandra Palmer * Museum Quality: The Rise of the Fashion Exhibition Valerie Steele * Untouchable: Creating Desire and Knowledge in Museum Costume and Textile Exhibitions Alexandra Palmer * "We're Not in the Fashion Business": Fashion in the Museum and the Academy Peter McNeil * Between the Museum and the Academy: Fashion Research and its Constituencies Christopher Breward * Exhibiting Asia: The Global Impact of Japanese Fashion in Museums and Galleries Patricia Mears * Reviewing Fashion Exhibitions Alexandra Palmer
Valerie Steele is Director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.