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Jiggle : (Re)Shaping American Women - Wendy Burns-Ardolino


(Re)Shaping American Women


Published: 30th July 2013
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Jiggle spans the fields of women's studies, cultural studies, and media studies as it examines the significance of women's embodied experiece with the most intimate strictures of femininity: foundation garments. Feminist theory of the body, the cultural production and consumption of fashion and beauty cultures, femininity and female subjectivity are woven together to tell the story of how women are shaped physically, culturally, socially and politically by shaping garments.

Not your grandma's girdles! -- Dress codes : foundationwear required -- Boomers and X-ers : mothers and daughters -- The myths of freedom and control : constructing the ideal feminine form in advertising -- Under cover agency? -- Minding our bodies : displacing the foundations of femininity -- Conclusions, and some afterthoughts.

ISBN: 9780739156766
ISBN-10: 0739156764
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 30th July 2013
Publisher: University Press of America