The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora

Carol Tulloch (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$120.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date
January 28, 2016
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.8 X 9.3 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781859734650

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About the Author

Carol Tulloch is Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK. She is also the Chelsea College of Arts/Victoria and Albert Museum Fellow in Black British Visual and Material Culture.

Reviews

"The Birth of Cool makes a unique contribution to studies of dress and culture, as well as to black studies and diaspora studies. Tulloch deconstructs and reconstructs black aesthetics to open new pathways for understanding the lives and social histories of figures like Billie Holiday and Malcolm X. It is one of the most impressive works I have read in years." --D. Soyini Madison, Northwestern University, USA

"The Birth of Cool is a sound examination that fills a yawning void in fashion studies literature, in its content as well as its methods. The book reaches across academic disciplines, geography, time and culture to mark 'cool' as a (re)volutionary act, providing a nuanced examination of fashion as a tool for individual and collective agency." - Fashion, Society & Popular Culture