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dc.contributor.authorBrickell, Chris
dc.date.available2016-06-01T04:56:59Z
dc.date.copyright2002
dc.identifier.citationBrickell, C. (2002). Through the (New) Looking Glass: Gendered Bodies, Fashion and Resistance in Post-war New Zealand. Journal of Consumer Culture, 2(2), 241–269. doi:10.1177/146954050200200205en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/6520
dc.description.abstractIn 1947, French designer Christian Dior released the New Look, a style of women’s clothing characterized by long, stiffened skirts and wasp waistlines. For Dior, the fashion offered a glamorous, feminine look following many women’s more functional - and ostensibly masculine - wartime garb. The ‘Look’ arrived in New Zealand from Europe in mid-1948. The New Zealand debates around the fashion offer a useful ‘looking glass’ into contemporary cultural and political currents, as the female body adorned in ‘the Look’ can be understood as a site at which regimes of bodily discipline, debates over women’s work and discourses of ‘women’s emancipation’ converged. This article examines a range of New Zealand women’s responses to ‘the Look’ in order to critically interrogate these convergences and to reexamine intellectual debates over consumption, pleasure, domination and resistance. The New Look engendered a complex web of embraces and resistances and this suggests a more nuanced framing of conceptions of domination and resistance in consumption studies than has often been the case.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Consumer Cultureen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://joc.sagepub.com/content/2/2/241.abstracten_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectfashionen_NZ
dc.subjectgenderen_NZ
dc.subjectconsumptionen_NZ
dc.subjectbodiesen_NZ
dc.subjecthistoryen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectfeminismen_NZ
dc.subjectresistanceen_NZ
dc.titleThrough the (New) Looking Glass: Gendered Bodies, Fashion and Resistance in Post-war New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2016-06-01T03:55:38Z
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.relation.issue2en_NZ
otago.relation.volume2en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/146954050200200205en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage269en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage241en_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright © 2002 SAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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