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The Resource Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura

Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura

Label
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture
Title
Sneakers
Title remainder
fashion, gender, and subculture
Statement of responsibility
Yuniya Kawamura
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first academic study of sneakers and the subculture that surrounds them. Since the 1980s, members of American sneaker subcultures, popularly known as "sneakerheads" or "sneakerholics", have created a distinctive identity for themselves, while sneaker manufacturers such as Reebok, Puma and Nike have become global fashion brands. How have sneakers come to gain this status and what makes them attractive? In what ways are sneaker subcultures bound up with gender identity and why are sneakerholics mostly men? Based on the author's own ethnographic fieldwork in New York, where sneaker subculture is said to have originated, this unique study traces the transformation of sneakers from sportswear to fashion symbol. Sneakers explores the obsessions and idiosyncrasies surrounding the sneaker phenomenon, from competitive subcultures to sneaker painting and artwork. It is a valuable contribution to the growing study of footwear in fashion studies and will appeal to students of fashion theory, gender studies, sociology and popular culture"--
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DLC
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1963-
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Kawamura, Yuniya
Dewey number
685/.31
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Dress, body, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sneakers
  • Sneakers
  • DESIGN / Fashion
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn920943955
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780857857330
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920943955
Label
Sneakers : fashion, gender, and subculture, Yuniya Kawamura
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn920943955
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780857857330
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920943955

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