Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty (Journal)

ISSN 20404417 , ONLINE ISSN 20404425

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty (CSFB) engages analytically, critically and creatively with fashion and/or beauty. It aims to challenge issues such as a) the conflation of fashion and beauty, b) the exclusion of masculinities, people of colour, older adults, differentially abled individuals, and queer and transgender subjectivities in fashion and/or beauty discourse and c) the blurring of distinct fashion and/or beauty industries. The journal seeks to foster more diverse and inclusive ways of understanding the field and to propel fresh theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of fashion.



Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty (CSFB) engages analytically, critically and creatively with fashion and/or beauty. At times lumped together conceptually into ‘the fashion-beauty complex’, this journal acknowledges the problems associated with collapsing these terms, such as: (a) the conflation of fashion and beauty, concepts which encompass varying degrees and types of agency, change and dynamism; (b) the implicit reinforcement of white hegemonic femininity (and hence, the exclusion of masculinities, people of colour, older adults, differentially abled individuals, and queer and transgender subjectivities); and (c) the blurring of distinct industries. At the same time, the body is the centrepiece of fashion and beauty alike – in cultural representation as well as in everyday life. CSFB seeks to foster more diverse and inclusive ways of understanding the embodiment of aesthetics and politics. It does so by dismantling hegemonic assumptions and propelling fresh theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of fashion and/or beauty.


Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

Notes for Contributors Download

General Call for Papers Download


The Field
Critical studies of fashion and beauty employ a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary theories and methods to understand: (a) how and why people appear as they do in everyday life and communicate with others in the process of doing so, (b) the materials and products used to fashion appearances, and (c) the labour, conditions, and environmental impacts associated with the creation and distribution of the materials and products used to style, dress, and fashion diverse bodies in everyday life. A range (and mix) of theories and methods from the humanities, social sciences, and arts shed light on such understandings: interviews, ethnographies, conceptual essays, content analyses, discourse analyses, material analyses, speculative design, surveys, and so on, using critical and analytical lenses. 

The Journal
The journal invites critical and creative, disciplinary and interdisciplinary, and international perspectives on studies of fashion and/or beauty. Authors are invited to locate these within their larger cultural and theoretical contexts, and interrogate their ideological underpinnings: for example, deconstructing limiting (e.g., binary-gendered, oppositional, racialized assumptive, aged-associative) ways of knowing.

We are especially interested in papers that offer fresh perspectives on age-old questions regarding structure and agency, for example:

  • how the body interfaces with aesthetic, cultural, economic, and social politics that become inextricably intertwined with issues of appearance, class, dis/ability, ethnicity, gender, generation/age, race, religion, sexuality, and other subject positions;
  • how individuals resist structurally institutionalized constraints and express their own subjectivities despite such constraints;
  • how individuals articulate agency through expressions of appearance style, using the materials (e.g., textiles, clothes, accessories, beauty products) at hand; 
  • how local communities negotiate identities through style in the global economy.

Papers should be submitted online at https://www.intellectbooks.com/critical-studies-in-fashion-beauty. Prospective authors are welcome to contact the Editors in advance of submission (sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu and a.smelik@let.ru.nl). 

CSFB welcomes book reviews of between 1000–1200 words. Enquiries regarding Book Reviews should be sent to the Book Reviews Editor, Chamutal Leket, at leketc@gmail.com

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Nazlı Alimen
Birmingham City University, UK

Oluwakemi Balogun
University of Oregon, USA

Jay McCauley Bowstead
London College of Fashion, UK

Daniëlle Bruggeman
ArtEZ University of the Arts, the Netherlands

Nina Cole
Stanford University, USA

Maxine Craig
University of California, Davis, USA

Jeannine Diego
Institute of Critical Studies, Mexico

Vanessa Gerrie
Massey University Wellington, New Zealand

Sarah Gilligan
Northumbria University, UK

Aida Hurtado
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Kimberly Jenkins
Ryerson University, Canada

Heike Jenß
Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA

Petra Krpan
Zagreb University, Croatia

Kyoko Koma
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Giselinde Kuipers
University of Leuven, Belgium

Yoo Jin Kwon
Korean National Open University, Korea

Wessie Ling
London Metropolitan University, UK

Brent Luvaas
Drexel University, USA

Marie Riegels Melchior
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Christina Moon
Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA

Monica Titton
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

Alessandra Vaccari
Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy

Sophie Woodward
University of Manchester, UK

Juanjuan Wu
University of Minnesota, USA

Advisory Board

Ben Barry
Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA

Hazel Clark
Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA

Jennifer Craik
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Joanne Entwistle
King’s College London, UK

Reina Lewis
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK

Simona Segre Reinach
University of Bologna, Italy

Carol Tulloch
Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London, UK

Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

 
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Contents

  • Volume (12): Issue (1)
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Editors

Susan B. Kaiser
University of California, Davis, USA
sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands
anneke.smelik@ru.nl

Associate Editors

Satarupa Bhattacharya
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Delhi, India
satarupabhattacharya00@gmail.com

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA
dng22@cornell.edu

Chamutal Leket
Book Reviews Editor, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
leketc@gmail.com

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA
mamp1me@cmich.edu

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA
klrb@iastate.edu

Annamari Vänskä
Exhibition Reviews Editor, Aalto University, Finland
annamari.vanska@aalto.fi

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds, UK
e.tseelon@leeds.ac.uk

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