Fashion and social order: the early modern world

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dc.contributor.author Riello, G
dc.contributor.author McNeil, PK
dc.contributor.editor Riello, G
dc.contributor.editor McNeil, P
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:13:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives, 2010, 1, pp. 85 - 92
dc.identifier.isbn 0-415-49323-4
dc.identifier.other B3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16801
dc.description.abstract The infiuential scholar Daniel Roche wrote of seventeenth-century clothing that it 'was at the centre of debates about wealth and poverty, excess and necessity, superfluity and sufficiency, luxury and adequacy' (Roche 1994: 5). Fashion also mattered a great deal to the cultural mind-set of early modern society as its meanings contained a paradoxical ftip-side. Fashion in the early modern period might, Roche argues, be seen as a very dignified aspect of the notion of civility, restraint, manners and codes of conduct, or clothes might become \weapons' in a game of swiftly moving and seductive appearances (ibid.: 5-·6). So clothes and grooming were described in conduct books and instruction manuals as something that had to be carefully managed depending on social needs and settings. Many of these detailed directives were written for young men, the most famous of the texts being Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier, whose form came from a classical model by Cicero and which was widely copied and modified for the following three centuries, forming the basis of the 'etiquette' manual.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.title Fashion and social order: the early modern world
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London and New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 85 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 92 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120301 Design History and Theory
dc.personcode 997374
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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