The Fashion System (Heftet)


Matthew Ward (Oversetter) Richard Howard (Oversetter)

Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1990
Antall sider: 351
Forlag: University of California Press
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Ward, Matthew og Howard, Richard
ISBN/EAN: 9780520071773
Kategori: Debatt og samfunn
Omtale The Fashion System
In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine--the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion--Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine: "Calculating, industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don't calculate; if clothing's producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation."

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