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In these shoes? Exploring women¹s identities through footwear.

By Vivien Burr and Nigel King

Abstract

Many social scientists are in agreement that, at least in contemporary industrialised societies, the construction and expression of personal identity is becoming more dependent upon material goods and possessions. In regard to clothing, we are accustomed to the idea that the things we wear express the kind of person we are, or would like to be seen as, and the notion that many women are fascinated by shoes has entered popular consciousnes

Topics: HQ, BF
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:5677

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