Teachers and Employees

Titton, Monica Sen.Sc. Mag.phil. Dr.phil.

title
Fashion Criticism Unraveled: A Sociological Critique of Criticism in Fashion
type
article
keywords
Media research, Sociology, Cultural economics
texts
description
The starting point for this article is the observation that in fashion there is no estab - lished form of criticism comparable to the art system or the literary system. The intent of this article is to provide a critical sociological analysis of the relationship between the fashion industry and fashion media and to trace the limits imposed on fashion criticism by this mutual structural-economic-dependency. The article exam - ines the socio-economic and cultural ties between the fashion industry and fashion media since the nineteenth century to the present and investigates the consequences of these ties for the development and limits of criticism in fashion journalism. The article discusses the emergence of a discourse of normative constraint in digital media and argues that the advent of digital fashion media led to an intensifica - tion of the economic limitations to fashion criticism. By analysing the conditions and limitations of criticism in the realm of fashion journalism, the article brings the literature on fashion media into conversation with critical theory and the sociology of critique.
authors
Monica Titton
publishers
Intellect
date
2016
location
GB u. Nordirland
URL
published in
title
International Journal of Fashion Studies
volume/issue
3/2
pages
209-223