La sociologie de la mode

La sociologie de la mode
La sociologie de la mode


French version

Number of pages
128 pages
Publication date
11,5 cm × 17,5 cm × 0,8 cm
Presses Universitaires de France - PUF Editions
Bookshop, Fashion


Looking for elegance, conformity to the taste of the day, ostentatious waste, manifestation of a transgression? Since the nineteenth century, the way of dressing is subject to fashion. This social phenomenon, whose birth coincides with the emergence of a society of individuals, has interested literature as the human sciences, and in particular sociology. From the figure of the dandy to the explosion of ready-to-wear and the proliferation of collections, this book presents the social approaches of fashion.
It shows how, far from excluding each other, the desire for distinction and the search for social conformity are closely linked in our clothing choices. It reveals how fashion permeates our collective imagination.