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Costume History and Fashion Theory

In a new blog post on the CommsWomen platform, Sasha Hull, a student at the University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences, analyses an article on costume history and fashion theory by Jennifer Harris, published by Bulletin of the John Rylands Library “Costume History and Fashion Theory: Never the Twain Shall Meet?” by…

Hats, Fashion and Identity

In a new blog post on the CommsWomen platform, Jamie Ryan, a student at the University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences, analyses an article on fashion and history by Svenja Bethke and Nathalie Keigel, published by the International Journal of Fashion Studies.  In 1989, my twelve-year-old self decided on hats. A sequined…

An Evolving Relationship between Fashion and Time

In a new blog post on the CommsWomen platform, Palmer McColl, a student at the University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences, analyses an article on on evolving relationship between fashion and time by Judith Attfield, published by Textile History.             The article “Is Fashion History?” by Judith Attfield explores the evolving relationship…

Fashion and Class

In a new blog post on the CommsWomen platform, Palmer Hayes, a student at the University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences, analyses an article by Herbert Blumer on fashion and class published by the Sociological Quarterly. From the traditional idea of fashion as a tool for class distinction to a more nuanced…

Fashion and Communication

In a new blog post on the CommsWomen platform, Palmer Hayes, a student at the University of Alabama, College of Communication and Information Sciences, analyses an article on fashion and communication by Malcolm Barnard published by Popular Communication Journal by Routledge. The article “Fashion as Communication Revisited” written by Malcolm Barnard, begins by highlighting fashion’s…