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BALASESCU, Alexandru - Paris Chic, Tehran Thrills.  Aesthetic Bodies, Political Subjects

BALASESCU, Alexandru - Paris Chic, Tehran Thrills. Aesthetic Bodies, Political Subjects

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Author: Alexandru Balasescu
Language: English
Publication Date: 20.09.2013
Pages: 318
Size: 13 x 20 cm
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In this fascinating and unique book, Alexandru Balasescu explores questions of Islamic dress, modernity and public space in Paris and Tehran. How are we to understand the exclusion of the Islamic dress from public space in France if, at the same time, trendy French women and wealthy Middle Eastern tourists shop for designer-label hijab, apparently accepting its conversion into a (depoliticited, deracinated) commodity? And how are we to understand the creation of "designer label" Islamic dress, when fashionable women recast the meanings and practices associated with veiling, understood by Western observers to be the mark of their subordination to a religious regime, into couture? This challenging book significantly complicates the question of Islamic dress in the modern world, and, indeed, questions hallowed categories of religion, secularism, and modernity itself / Bill Maurer, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. Author of Mutual Life, Limited: Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


PREFACE
INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: FASHION
AND THE ETHNOGRAPHIC SUBJECT
Body Practices and Subjectivation
Movement
Urban Methods, or How to take the Metro to the field
Objects of (for) Research
Trajectories and Mediations

CHAPTER 2: On the Timely Subject of Fashion
The Fabric of Fashion
License Power
Techniques of Fashion
Blaise, or a Brief Presentation of the Process of Production
The Fabric of Design
Time
Brand New Subjects

CHAPTER 3: Oriental Flavors. Designing (for) the Middle East in Paris
Reliable Clients
Orientalism and its discontents
(A)political representations
Dress: Practice and Representations
Brand Orientalism
Inside Out Dress
Visible Subjectivation
Latent Orientalism and Feminist Critiques: Inside the Modern Middle East

CHAPTER 4: Space, Time, Dress, and Aesthetic Authority. Fashion and Modernity in the Urban Spaces of Tehran
Modern Dressing in Iran
Clothing Reforms in Iran between 1920 and 1940
Moral Dress and the Islamic Revolution
Urban Spaces in Tehran
Dressing the Muslim Women's Bodies
Spaces, Dress, Places
Fashion, Time, Consumption

CHAPTER 5: Gendered Space and Fashion Catwalks: Paris and Tehran
Lotous Fashion Show
Mozaique reflections, 10.14.2003

CHAPTER 6: Traditionally Modern: the Haute Couture in Tehran
Time for Fashion in Tehran
Mahla or Fashion as Business
Shadi or the Cosmopolitan Approach
The Privilege of Exoticism

CHAPTER 7: AFTER AUTHORS
What Is a Copy?
Signature, Mark, Territory
"Everybody Is a Copy"
Art for Designers, Copyrights for Business
Authors, Power, Territory

CHAPTER 8: PICTURED BODIES: PHOTOGRAPHING FOR FASHION IN TEHRAN
The Ideal Body of "Modern" Photography

CONCLUSION: modernity in Motion
Forms of Mobility, Forms of Modernity

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Author Alexandru Balasescu
Language English
Publication Date Sep 20, 2013
Pages 318
Size 13 x 20 cm
Buying Options Paperback, eBook Individuals, Institutional Online Access