Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sociology of Fashion: Order and Change
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2013 (English)In: Annual Review of Sociology, ISSN 0360-0572, E-ISSN 1545-2115, Vol. 39, 171-192 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, we bring together the existing sociological knowledge on fashion, and the main part of the review is of classical and recent sociological work. To further the development of this largely interdisciplinary field, we also highlight the key points of research in other disciplines. We define fashion as an unplanned process of recurrent change against a backdrop of order in the public realm. We clarify this definition after tracing the origins and history of fashion. As a social phenomenon, fashion has been culturally and economically significant since the dawn of Modernity, and has increased in importance with the emergence of mass markets, both in terms of production and consumption. Most research on fashion is concerned with dress, but we argue that there are no domain restrictions that should constrain fashion theories. We identify venues around which sociologists could develop further research on the topic of fashion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Annual Reviews , 2013. Vol. 39, 171-192 p.
Keyword [en]
fashion, sociology, Mode, Teori
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1566DOI: 10.1146/annurev-soc-071811-145526ISI: 000324049100009Local ID: 2320/12288OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1566DiVA: diva2:869624
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Aspers, Patrik
By organisation
Swedish School of Textiles
In the same journal
Annual Review of Sociology
Sociology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 697 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf