1st Edition

The Magic of Fashion Ritual, Commodity, Glamour

By Brian Moeran Copyright 2016
    253 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    Drawing on 20 years of ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological theory, anthropologist Brian Moeran argues that fashion magazines are able to cast a spell over their readers by using practices and rituals found in age-old magical and religious rites.

    Chapter 1: First Look: Fashion’s Siamese Twins Chapter 2: Points of View Chapter 3: A Word from Your Editor: Affording the Fashion Magazine Chapter 4: Theoretical Bling: Ensemblages of Enchantment, Masters of Illusion Chapter 5: People Are Talking About… Chapter 6: In every Issue: Women at the Masthead, Balancing Acts, and Custard Journalism Chapter 7: Magical System: Performing Magic Chapter 8: Shamans and Spells: A Pared-down Aesthetic Chapter 9: Beauty Mantras: Horsey Chic and Enchanting Technologies Chapter 10: Mane Charms: Sexy Hair and Scented Apes Chapter 11: Smellbound Alchemy: OMG! Or Eau My God! Chapter 12: Last Word References Index


    Brian Moeran