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

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

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

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

Editors

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

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

Editors

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

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

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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 Editor in advance of submission (sbkaiser@ucdavis.edu).  

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

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

Editorial Board

Laura Bovone
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Hazel Clark
Parsons The New School for Design,USA

Sheila Cliffe
Jumonji Gakuen Women’s University, Japan

Peter Corrigan
University of New England, Australia

Maxine Craig
University of California, Davis, USA

Joanne Entwistle
King’s College London, UK

Joanne Finkelstein
University of Greenwich, UK

Tom Fisher
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Ana Marta González
Universidad de Navarra, Spain

Maria da Graça Guedes
University of Minho, Portugal

Elisabeth Hackspiel-Mikosch
AMD Akademie Mode & Design, Germany

Karen Tranberg Hansen
Northwestern University, USA

Kathleen M Higgins
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Laura Hurd Clarke
University of British Columbia, Canada

Linda M Scott
Said Business School, UK

Simona Segre Reinach
University of Bologna, Italy

Lise Skov
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Patrícia Soley-Beltran
University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Alkeline van Lenning
Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Sílvia Ventosa
Chief Curator of Barcelona's Textile Museum, Spain

Sophie Woodward
University of Manchester, UK

Advisory Board

Kenneth Gergen
Swarthmore College, USA

Sander L. Gilman
Emory University, USA

Daniel Miller
University College London, UK

Francesco Morace
Future Concept Lab, Italy

Susie Orbach
London School of Economics, UK

Jonathan Schroeder
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Michael Solomon
Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, USA

Diana Crane
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Editors

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

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

 
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Contents

  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (10): Issue (2)
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  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (8): Issue (1)
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Editors

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

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands

Assistant Editor

Nina L. Cole
University of California, Davis, USA

Associate Editors

Denise N. Green
Cornell University, USA

Michael Mamp
Central Michigan University, USA

Kelly Reddy-Best
Iowa State University, USA

Founding Editor

Efrat Tseëlon
University of Leeds

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