The Social Life of Kimono

This book challenges that perception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages behind the kimono from the point of view of its wearers and producers, many of whom – both men and women – see the garment as a vehicle for self ...

The Social Life of Kimono

The kimono is an iconic garment with a history as rich and colourful as the textiles from which it is crafted. Deeply associated with Japanese culture both past and present, it has often been thought of as a highly gendered, rigidly traditional and unchanging national costume. This book challenges that perception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages behind the kimono from the point of view of its wearers and producers, many of whom – both men and women – see the garment as a vehicle for self-expression. Taking a material culture approach, The Social Life of Kimono is the first study to combine the history of the kimono as a fashionable garment with an in-depth exploration of its multifaceted role today on both the street and the catwalk. Through case studies covering historical advertising campaigns, fashion magazines, interviews with contemporary kimono designers, large scale and small craft producers, and consumers who choose to wear them, The Social Life of Kimono gives a unique insight into making and meaning of this complex garment.

Japan beyond the Kimono

Carlyle, T. (2008 [1831]), Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh, E-book. ... Cliffe, S. (2017), The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present, London: Bloomsbury. Clifford, J., and G. Marcus, eds.

Japan beyond the Kimono

In the ancient city of Kyoto, contemporary artisans and designers are using heritage techniques and traditional clothing aesthetics to reinvent wafuku (Japanese clothing, including kimono) for modern life. Japan Beyond the Kimono explores these shifts, highlighting developments in the Kyoto fashion industry such as its integration of digital weaving and printing techniques and the influence of social media on fashion distribution systems. Through case studies of designers, artisans, and retailers, Jenny Hall provides a comprehensive picture of the reasons behind the production and consumption of these rejuvenated fashion goods. She argues that conceptualisations of Japanese tradition include innovation and change, which is vital to understanding how Japanese cultural heritage is both sustained and evolving. Essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, and Japanese studies, Jenny Hall's sensory ethnography is the first of its kind, describing the lived experiences of people in the Kyoto textiles industry, explaining the renewal of traditional techniques and styles, and placing them both within contexts such as transnational 'craftscapes' and fast or slow fashion systems.

Rethinking Fashion Globalization

She has researched the social history of kimono, has lectured at conferences, museums and events in Japan, ... Dezain Gakkai Kenkyū Happyō Taikai Gaiyōshū Seni Torendo Sheila Cliffe, The Social Life of Kimono (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).

Rethinking Fashion Globalization

Rethinking Fashion Globalization is a timely call to rewrite the fashion system and push back against Eurocentric dominance within fashion histories by presenting new models, approaches and understandings of fashion from critical thinkers at the forefront of decolonial fashion discourse. This edited collection draws together original, diverse, and richly reflective critiques of the fashion system from both established and emerging fashion scholars, researchers and creative practitioners. Chapters straddle current calls for decolonization and inclusion, as well as reflections on de-westernization, post-colonialism, sustainability, transnationalism, national identities, social activism, global fashion narratives, diversity, and more. The volume is divided into three key themes, 'Disruptions in Time and Space', 'Nationalism and Transnationalism' and 'Global Design Practices'. These themes re-map fashion's origins, practices and futures, to present alternatives for reclaiming and rethinking fashion globalization in the 21st century.

Crested Kimono

... the various planes of life : the corporate and the individual , the institutional and the biological , the social and the emotional . As the basis for a style that expresses and shapes life's experiences , the concept of ie presents ...

Crested Kimono

Examines influential Japanese business families, describing the social and emotional lives of all members of the Japanese household and the conflict of tradition with the need for power, love, wealth, and emotional expression

Doing Research in Fashion and Dress

Other significant non-Western/ethnic dress and fashion research include The Social Life of Kimono (Cliffe 2017), Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (Ford 2017), Fashioning Brazil (Kutesko 2018), ...

Doing Research in Fashion and Dress

Whether you're investigating fashion as a material object, an abstract idea, a social phenomenon, or a commercial system, qualitative techniques can further your understanding of almost any research topic. Doing Research in Fashion and Dress begins by guiding you through a brief history of fashion studies, and the debates surrounding it, before introducing key qualitative methodological approaches, including ethnography, semiology, and object-based research. Detailed case studies demonstrate how each methodology is used in practice. These case studies include Japanese subcultures, fashion photography blogs and semiotic studies of fashion magazine shoots and advertisements. This second edition also features a new chapter on internet sources and online ethnography, reflecting the adoption of social media tools not only by industry practitioners but also by academics. By contextualizing history, theory and practice Doing Research in Fashion and Dress offers: -A systematic examination of qualitative research methods in fashion studies in social sciences. -A practical guide for anyone wishing to conduct fashion research in academia or in the business world. -An accessible grounding in contemporary fashion studies literature.

The Oxford Handbook of Luxury Business

Rapport Annuel. Paris: Christian Dior SA. Cliffe, Sheila. 2017. The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present. London: Bloomsbury. Cosnard, Denis. 2003. “Disparition d'Henry Racamier, l'un des fondateurs de LVMH.

The Oxford Handbook of Luxury Business

This innovative volume brings together contributions from leading experts in the study of luxury to present the full range of perspectives on luxury business, from a variety of social science approaches. Topics include conceptual foundations and the evolution of the luxury industry; the production of luxury goods; luxury branding and marketing; distributing luxury; globalization and markets; and issues of morality, inequality, and environmental sustainability. The Oxford Handbook of Luxury Business is a necessary resource for all students and researchers of the field as well as for forward-thinking industry professionals.

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment

Cleland, L, Harlow, M & Llewellyn-Jones, L (eds) 2005, The clothed body in the ancient world, Oxbow Books, Oxford. Cliffe, S 2017, The social life of kimono: Japanese fashion past and present, Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York.

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment examines the significance of adornment to the shaping of identity in mortuary contexts within Central and East Asia and brings these perspectives into dialogue with current scholarship in other worldwide regions. Adornment and dress are well-established fields of study for the ancient world, particularly with regard to Europe and the Americas. Often left out of this growing discourse are contributions from scholars of Central and East Asia. The mortuary contexts of focus in this volume represent unique sites and events where identity was visualized, and often manipulated and negotiated, through material objects and their placement on and about the deceased body. The authors examine ornaments, jewelry, clothing, and hairstyles to address questions of identity construction regarding dimensions such as gender and social and political status, and transcultural exchange from burials of prehistoric and early historical archaeological sites in Central Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. In both breadth and depth, this book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in the archaeology, art, and history of Central and East Asia, as well as anyone interested in the general study of dress and adornment.

Organization Development and Society

As we explored Kimono's social life more deeply, it became apparent that the avoidance of active participation on the part of the operation department's employees was relatively new. In the recent past, they had taken an active role in ...

Organization Development and Society

Organization Development and Society: Theory and Practice of Organization Development Consulting offers a new approach for the practice of organization development (OD). The new approach, a habitus oriented OD (HOOD), sees consultees' thinking and behavior a result of habitus, a cognitive structure developed historically in endless interactions between human behavior and social structures. HOOD has two goals: The first goal is to redefine the objectives of individually oriented OD. The focus on habitus and social structure allows individually oriented OD scholars and practitioners to keep their subjective approach, which searches for consultees' inner world. However, this subjectivity searches not only for consultees' psychological but their social dispositions. It views the individual level, the habitus, as a site of social dispositions that from within the individual consultees generate thoughts and behaviors in a way that closely corresponds with the organization's social structure; with power relations and social positions and with accepted metaphors and common language. The HOOD links the concept of habitus to the field of OD and in so doing provides an alternative way to incorporate the individual and the social in OD. HOOD's second goal is to re/position OD between organizations and society and thus to produce a consulting practice that is both pragmatic and human. It is pragmatic since incorporation of habitus enables the consultant to liberate consultees' perspectives and behavior from the organization's social and structural hoops and to use these perspectives in processes of change and development. Considering the habitus as central to consulting projects is human since it enables consultants (and consultees) to identify the responsibility for organizational problems (and other phenomena) not only at the level of the individual but also at the level of the organization and the environment outside the organization.

The Social Life of Art

Borrowing and transformation had become an art in itself, a marker of symbolic meaning, and a conveyor of social messages, ... Japanese don the kimono, when a specific message is to be given to outsiders—when we are our ethnic selves, ...

The Social Life of Art

This study examines not only the objects and processes that make up the artworlds of human history, but also the social and cultural circumstances, the historicised contexts that bring about their making, frame their functioning, inform their properties and influence their effects, both at the time of their creation and throughout their subsequent biographies. In the short span that “art” has played a part in human life, one may conceive of time as a social river, with a strong current towards the capricious mainstream, and eddies and quiet pools near the banks. The current will flow faster in spate and slower in drought. But it will be forever in motion. It will be unpredictable. Nothing will stop its inexorable force. Art runs in that social river, subject to the flow and chance of time.

Cosmopolitan Culture

... but where stores are filled with kimono displays and the streets are filled with sophisticated Japanese on an international tour, who will point and laugh at a Japanese woman in a kimono? Social life takes us beyond our private ...

Cosmopolitan Culture


Fashioning the Victorians

... Acts of Undressing: Politics, Eroticism, and Discarded Clothing Louise Crewe, The Geographies of Fashion: Consumption, Space, and Value Sheila Cliffe, The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present Dress, Body, ...

Fashioning the Victorians

Offering a unique anthology of primary texts, this sourcebook opens a window on the writing that shaped and mirrored Victorian fashion, taking us from corsets to crinolines, dandies to decadent 'New Women'. A user-friendly collection that provides a solid grounding in the fashion history of the nineteenth century, it brings together for the first time sources that trace the evolution of dress and the social, cultural and political discourses that influenced it. Featuring seminal writings by authors and commentators such as Oscar Wilde, Thorstein Veblen and Sarah Stickney Ellis, plus satirical cartoons, illustrations and fashion plates from key sources such as Punch magazine, it combines primary texts and illustrations with accessible explanatory notes to offer a wide-ranging overview of the period for both students and researchers. Each section opens with an introduction that examines the major trends in Victorian clothing – and the material, economic, scientific and cultural forces driving those trends – situating the texts in the pressing social anxieties and pleasures of the time. Exploring both menswear and womenswear, and key topics such as corsetry, dress reform and mourning, Mitchell extends her analysis into interdisciplinary fields including gender studies and literature, and guides the reader with a timeline, glossary and further readings.

Costuming Cosplay

... Agency, Performance Maria Mellins, Vampire Culture Lynne Hume, The Religious Life of Dress Marie Riegels Melchior and ... The Geographies of Fashion: Consumption, Space, and Value Sheila Cliffe, The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese ...

Costuming Cosplay

Cosplay, short for "costume play", has grown from its origins at fan conventions into a billion-dollar global dress phenomenon. Costuming Cosplay takes us from elaborately crafted DIY costumes to online fandoms, examining how the practice of portraying fictional characters from popular culture through dress and performance has become a creative means of expressing and playing with different identities. With an approach that ranges from admiration and role-play to gender performance, this is the first book to fully examine the subculture and costume of the Cosplay phenomenon. Drawing on extensive first-hand research at conventions across North America and Asia, Therèsa M. Winge invites us to explore how Cosplay functions as a meritocracy of creativity, escapism, and disguise, and offers a creative realm in which fantasy and new forms of socializing carry as much importance as costume. Illustrated with color photographs of both celebrity and amateur Cosplayers, Costuming Cosplay is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and costume, popular culture, anthropology, gender, and media studies, as well as global players and fans of Cosplay.

Special Agents Series

The favorite color for kimonos for visiting or shopping during the last year has been a dark brown , almost the “ tête de ... making the native dress a more practical one suited to the modern necessities of business and social life .

Special Agents  Series


Fashion ology

... and Discarded Clothing Louise Crewe, The Geographies of Fashion: Consumption, Space, and Value Sheila Cliffe, The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present To my family FASHION-OLOGY An Introduction to Fashion Studies ...

Fashion ology

This new edition of a classic work offers a concise introduction to the sociology of fashion, and demystifies the workings of the fashion system. From the origins of fashion studies and the difference between clothing and fashion, through to an examination of 21st century subcultures, and the impact of the digital age on designers, Fashion-ology explores fashion as a global, social construct. With accessible overviews of key debates, issues and perspectives, the book provides a complete exploration of the field, and features a wide range of international case studies which bring the theory to life. Updated with two new chapters on subcultures and the impact of technology, along with guides to further reading and a student guide to sociological research in fashion, this is essential reading for anyone studying fashion, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Libertine Fashion

... Space, and Value Sheila Cliffe, The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present Linda Welters and Abby Lillethun, Fashion History: A Global View Therèsa M. Winge, Costuming Cosplay: Dressing the Imagination Jenny Hall, ...

Libertine Fashion

Libertine practices have long been associated with transgression and social deviance. This innovative book is the first to focus fully on the relationship between libertinism as a social phenomenon and as a form of fashion. Taking the reader from early modernity to the present day, Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas reveal how the connection between clothing and the taboo, the erotic, and the forbidden is at the heart of "libertine fashion". Moving from the decadent courts of Charles II and Louis XV to the catwalks of the 21st century, Libertine Fashion examines literary and sartorial figures ranging from the Marquis de Sade and Lord Byron to Oscar Wilde, Josephine Baker, Colette, and Madonna. Focusing on libertinism as a sartorial practice and identity, this book traces the genealogy of the concept through the proto feminists of the English Reformation, the hedonistic decadents of the fin de siècle, and the Flappers of the Roaring 20s. The historical arc traverses the 1970s era of punk and glam, the shapeshifting personae of David Bowie, and the “disciplinary regimes” of Jean-Paul Gaultier. Looking at libertine practices and appearances with fresh eyes, this bracing and original book affords many new insights into transgressive style, and of the relationship between sexuality and clothing. Accessible and thoroughly researched, Libertine Fashion uses a multidisciplinary approach that draws on historical literature, film, fashion, philosophy, and popular culture. Offering a historical and philosophical grounding in contemporary forms of identity and dress, it is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, gender, sexuality, and cultural studies.

Asia Case Studies in the Social Sciences A Guide for Teaching

Case Studies in the Social Sciences - A Guide for Teaching Myron L. Cohen. Town (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982) is the single most comprehensive account of the structure and life of a Japanese city during this period. 5.

Asia  Case Studies in the Social Sciences   A Guide for Teaching

The material in this study is covered by Myron L. Cohen on religion and family organization in China; John R. Bowen on family, kinship, and Islam in Indonesia; Robert W. Hefner on hierarchy and stratification in Java; and Nancy Rosenberger on gender roles in Japan. Further material is provided by William W. Kelly on rural society in Japan; Theodore C. Bestor on urban life in Japan; Stephen R. Smith on the family in Japan; Doranne Jacobson on gender relations in India; Lawrence A. Babb on religion in India; Owen M. Lynch on stratification, inequality, and the caste system in India; Laurell Kendall on changing gender relations in Korea; Andrew G. Walder on comparative revolution in China and Vietnam, Maoism, and the sociology of work in China and Japan; Moni Nag on the comparative demography of China, Japan, and India; and Helen Hardacre on the new religions of Japan. Other contributors offering information through case studies are Hiroshi Ishida on stratification and mobility in Japan; Robert C. Liebman on work and education compared in Japan and the US; Joseph W. Elder on education, urban society, urban problems, and industrial society in India; Andrew J. Nathan on totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and democracy in China; Jean C. Oi on mobilisation and participation in China; Edwin A. Winckler on political development in Taiwan; Carl H. Lande on political parties and representation in the Philippines ; Clark N. Neher on political development and political participation in Thailand; and Benedict R. O'G. Anderson on political culture, the military, and authoritarianism in Indonesia. The final chapters of this work include studies by Stephen Philip Cohen on the military in India and Pakistan; Paul R. Brass on democracy and political participation in India; T.J. Pempel on Japanese democracy and political culture, political parties and representation, and bureaucracy in Japan; Han-kyo Kim on political development in South Korea; and Thomas G. Rawski on the economies of China and Japan.

The Kimono Inspiration

For special occasions, I also wear a kimono — the national dress — which makes me, too, feel a part of our cultural ... physical borders and makes people more open to, and familiar with, different values that can enrich their lives.

The Kimono Inspiration

The book explores the use and meaning of the kimono in America and traces the transformation of the garment from its ethnic origins, through its many appearances in fine art, costume, and high fashion, to its role in the contemporary Art-to-Wear Movement. It explores the American use of the kimono as a garment, as a symbol, and as an art form.

Creative Haven Japanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book

GREEN EDITION ® Even those who know little about Japan Will recognize the kimono as a symbol of Japanese life and culture. Based on the poo, a Chinese robe that became popular at the Japanese court in the eighth century, the kimono ...

Creative Haven Japanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book

More than 30 illustrations to color depict women in traditional garb enhanced by intricate prints of cherry blossoms, bamboo, birds, and other figures. Perforated pages are printed on one side only. Previously published asJapanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book.

Japanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book

Once a feature of everyday life, kimono now are worn mainly for special occasions. And although kimono styles have changed over the centuries, one thing remains constant: the kimono is always wrapped around the body left side over right ...

Japanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book

Japanese kimonos are wearable art. Celebrating the patterns and motifs adorning the traditional costumes, 30 ready-to-color illustrations present kimono-clad figures awash in pastoral scenes and wandering abstracts.

Dress and Identity

Unlike my older geisha companions , I would never change into kimono for ease , but I did become accustomed to its demands on the body within the context of everyday geisha life . Our physical surroundings also affect the visual balance ...

Dress and Identity

This valuable collection of readings discusses the relationship between dress and identity. Selections from many disciplines present a thorough examination of subjects, such as textiles and clothing, anthropology, sociology, social psychology and womens studies. Some writings are classic statements, others are contributions from recently published books and journals. Each of the books five parts features an introduction that puts entries into context.