Encontros entre Moda e Antropologia: Inícios, Debates e Perspectivas

Translated title of the contribution: Encounters between Fashion and Anthropology: Beginnings, Debates and Perspectives

Filomena Silvano, Solange Mezabarba

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This article aims to approximate the look towards fashion as an object of research, analysis and reflection in the field of anthropology. The complexity of the theme drives the debate through the paths of the transdisciplinarity, in an effort to enrich and to clarify the discussion. Authors that are positioned in the field of the philosophy, sociology, semiology and linguistics dialogue with the anthropology, moving through problematic themes as the construction of identities and the relationship with time. Furthermore, it seeks to rescue reflections that bring light to recent debates about fashion as corollary of imitation and distinction, performances, forms body building, the socio-economic dynamics and materiality. In order to address chronologically the encounter between anthropology and fashion studies, the text leaves from the beginnings (first half of the 20th century), passing through current debates and, finally, pointing out the perspectives that those new studies add to the field.
Translated title of the contributionEncounters between Fashion and Anthropology: Beginnings, Debates and Perspectives
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)15-27
Number of pages12
JournalCadernos de Arte e Antropologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • fashion
  • distinction body
  • materiality
  • performance
  • imitation

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Production and Consumption

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