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Clothing, identity, embodiment and age

Twigg, Julia (2014) Clothing, identity, embodiment and age. In: McCann, J. and Bryson, David, eds. Textile - led Design for the Active Ageing Population. Woodhead, Cambridge, pp. 13-22. ISBN 978-0-85709-538-1. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-85709-538-1.00002-X) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Design for the older market needs to be set in the context of the broader meanings of dress in relation to age within the wider clothing code. In this chapter, I will explore the links between clothing and the social expression of age, looking in particular at the tradition of age ordering in dress. There is evidence that this ordering has begun to erode, or has at least taken on different form in recent years. The movement to more casual dress that includes walking and exercise clothes is part of this. The chapter reviews arguments for this erosion, drawing on an empirical study of clothing and dress for older women. The chapter explores the significance of the baby boomer cohort and their adoption of casual dress.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/B978-0-85709-538-1.00002-X
Uncontrolled keywords: Age ordering; Baby boomer; Casual dress; Dress; Identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 11:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53628 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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