A Cultural Critique
Besides products and services multinational corporations also sell myths, values and immaterial goods. Such »meta-goods« (e.g. prestige, beauty, strength) are major selling points in the context of successful marketing and advertising. Fashion adverts draw on deeply rooted human values, ideals and desires such as values and symbols of social recognition, beautification and rejuvenation. Although the reference to such meta-goods is obvious to some consumers, their rootedness in philosophical theories of human nature is less apparent, even for the marketers and advertisers themselves. This book is of special interest for researchers and students in the fields of Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Marketing, Advertising, Fashion, Cultural Critique, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology, and for anyone interested in the ways in which fashion operates.
FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
ContentsSeiten 5 - 8
A critical inquiry into fashionSeiten 9 - 36
Philosophic-anthropological implications of fashionSeiten 37 - 110
The ideal-typical incarnation of fashion: The Dandy as ...Seiten 111 - 132
Implications of fashion: desiderata of life as an artworkSeiten 133 - 152
ConclusionSeiten 153 - 156
ReferencesSeiten 157 - 166
17 September 2013, 166 pages
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