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Fashion, Sociology of

Sellerberg, Ann-Mari LU and Patrik, Aspers (2015) In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition p.835-839
Abstract

Fashion is a social phenomenon par excellence. A simple sociological definition of fashion is 'being first with the latest.' Its underlying principle is revealed in the link between the modus derivatives and the term 'modern,' with its original meaning of 'now' or 'for today.' Fashion revolves around imitation and diffusion, and it applies to all domains of social life, though most of the research is on garments. The field of fashion has been neglected, but since the mid-1990s, it has attracted sociologists studying production of fashion, identity, and the body in relation to fashion. What is lacking is theory development.

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Class, Diffusion, Fad, Garment, Gender, Identity, Innovation, Mode, Modernity, Style, Trend
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International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
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5 pages
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Elsevier Inc.
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  • scopus:85043438698
ISBN
9780080970868
9780080970875
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10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.32059-1
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English
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36dea3a0-b7c6-42f5-a828-32bf1f9a5d88
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  abstract     = {<p>Fashion is a social phenomenon par excellence. A simple sociological definition of fashion is 'being first with the latest.' Its underlying principle is revealed in the link between the modus derivatives and the term 'modern,' with its original meaning of 'now' or 'for today.' Fashion revolves around imitation and diffusion, and it applies to all domains of social life, though most of the research is on garments. The field of fashion has been neglected, but since the mid-1990s, it has attracted sociologists studying production of fashion, identity, and the body in relation to fashion. What is lacking is theory development.</p>},
  author       = {Sellerberg, Ann-Mari  and Patrik, Aspers},
  isbn         = {9780080970868},
  keyword      = {Class,Diffusion,Fad,Garment,Gender,Identity,Innovation,Mode,Modernity,Style,Trend},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {835--839},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Inc.},
  series       = {International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition},
  title        = {Fashion, Sociology of},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.32059-1},
  year         = {2015},
}