Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Get Your Feminism and Fashion On

Shira Tarrant, editor of the fabulous Men Speak Out, is at it again with a call for essays for a new academic anthology, this time on feminism and fashion, tentatively titled Feminism, Fashion and Flair: Confronting Hegemony with Style. Here's the description:

Fashion is a powerful way we express our politics, personalities, and preferences for who and how we love. Yet fashion can also repress freedom and sexual expression. Fashion encourages profound creativity, rebellion, and defiant self-definition while simultaneously controlling and disciplining the body. Fashion signals resistance to sexual morés and it can also promote a problematic consumer culture. Fashion creates collective identity, but also constrains individual voice. In other words, fashion contains the paradoxical potential for pleasure and subjugation, expression and conformity.

This book explores the productive tensions generated by fashion and style. We are interested in essays that take up questions of gender with special attention to race, class, sexuality, age, and ethnicity. This collection blends theory and pop culture analysis in exciting ways, focusing on contemporary trends and controversies.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Theories of agency, style, and the presentation of self
Performing identity: race, class, gender and sexuality through style
Consumerist pleasure and anxiety
Fashion production in the context of global capital and trade
Bois, grrls, trannies and styles of queerness
Hardcore, metro, punk, and khakis: constructing masculinities through fashion
Body art and ethnic appropriations
Debates in plastic surgery and re-fashioning the body
Class identity and decorating domestic space
Feminist fashion: debates over style and politics
The ethics of green production and marketing
Everyday pornography and fashion fetish
Virtual style and online identities
Material culture and craft in a postmodern world
Slumming and radical chic: tensions of authenticity and irony
Vintage and thrift fashion: nostalgia and class signifiers
DIY Style: fashion off the corporate grid

Deadline for abstracts is August 15, 2008.

Format for abstracts: Word document, double-spaced, between 300 and 500 words. Include contact information and short bio.

Send to:

Shira Tarrant
Assistant Professor
Women’s Studies Department
California State University, Long Beach


Marjorie Jolles
Assistant Professor
Women’s & Gender Studies Program
Roosevelt University


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A few essentials:

1. Bring a nice and comfortable pair of slippers for photo opportunities and comfort.Also, be sure to bring a nice pair of heels, but be sure to bring a pair of heels that you don't want after your wedding photos.

2. Remember to bring a nice pair of jean shorts with no outside pockets and cut them down to fit inside your beach wedding dress for your wedding photo shoot.

3. Be sure to bring more casual clothes, which not only gives you more options, but also ensures you have dry clothes to wear in changeable summer weather.

4. Shooting seascape wedding photos is very physical, before taking wedding photos do not be too excited, to ensure a good rest, because the state of mind is not, the film will not be very good.

Before shooting, the new couple also need to maintain their image.Your hair should be trimmed in advance to make it look more natural.Take a shower the night before, rinse your hair, don't use styling fluid, go to bed early and get enough sleep to stay in good shape.The bride should also prepare her own white or beige silicone bras, trim her nails and shave her armpits.Clothes, in order not to destroy the makeup had better wear open button clothes!Groom should prepare oneself black leather shoes, black and white socks each pair, remember to shave beard, nose hair at any time to affect facial beauty, do not wear design and color or dark underwear, especially when wearing white wedding dress, otherwise how embarrassed I think you know.

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Choose a wedding dress that can be dipped in seawater.
Taking wedding photos at the seaside is no doubt that the beach wedding dress will be stained with the sea, so choose can be stained with the beach wedding dress is known.
So the fabric of the beach wedding dress can be dipped in the sea?
Such as our common chiffon, gauze, these two kinds of cloth can be touched with seawater.
The choice of these two fabrics for the beach wedding dress even if soaked in the sea will not have much impact on the shooting.

The lighter the material, the better.
Seascape wedding dress photo in the selection of wedding dress will be the first material heavy wedding dress discharge, in the shooting of the beach and the sea will let the bride walk hard, if again put on the heavy wedding dress, that only become the bride encumbrance.
And lightsome wedding dress not only can reduce the bride's burden, but also can shoot a very good wedding dress effect.
With the help of sea breeze and sea water, the more beautiful and romantic wedding dress was photographed.

The easier the test, the better
Style pattern beach wedding dress, in the sea breeze and seawater block, not only to achieve the effect of the new and master photographer, but also become the bride and master photographer trouble.
And try simple wedding dress no matter how the sea breeze and beach block, will only let the master photographer more comfortable, simple wedding dress but will not be affected by the beach and sea breeze oh!
Style try simple: small peng skirt, fishtail, A - shaped, close-fitting wedding dress and so on.

Wedding dress color selection
Take seascape wedding dress to want to achieve very beautiful, very romantic and the effect of integration of heaven and earth, so choose Snow White, pink, will these color quietly elegant beach wedding dress to wear on the body, so can shoot the most ideal wedding dress.
Beautiful sunshine, romantic beach, plus a pair of happy lovers, such a scene is the most ideal wedding effect.

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