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Cultural Passions

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Table of Contents

Part One: Cultural Diseases; 1 Introduction; 2 Pleasure's Dangers; 3 Looking Backward: Nostalgia Mode; Part Two: Fashion; 4 Magic Fashion; 5 Glamour: The Secret Behind the Sheen; 6 Dressed to Kill,; 7 The Vicissitudes of Camouflage; 8 Fashion and Memory; 9 Urbane Fashion; Part Three: The Future We Have Lost; 10 Austerity in Retrospect: the Glamour of Masochism; 11 Postwar Perverts; 12 Bethnal Green; Part Four: Magic Moments; 13 Modern Magic; 14 'Disorientated Agnosticism': Reading the Tarot; 15 Secret Worlds; 16 Temporary Gods; 17 Conclusion; Epilogue.

About the Author

Cultural critic and activist, Elizabeth Wilson is the author of Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity and of Bohemians: The Glamorous Outcasts (both I.B.Tauris), as well as Hallucinations and The Sphinx in the City. She has also written a series of crime novels, The Twilight Hour, War Damage and Dying for Peace. She is currently Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London and she lives in London.

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