Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3100: The Politics of Fashion

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Core (selections only):

Behnke, A. 2016. The International Politics of Fashion: Being Fab in a Dangerous World. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. (e-book available)



Bleiker, R. 2017. In Search of Thinking Space: Reflections on the Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory. Millennium Vol. 45(2) 258–264.

Bleiker, R. 2009. The Aesthetic Turn in International Political Theory. Aesthetics and World Politics. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave McMillan. 18-47.

Crewe, L. 2010. Wear:where? The convergent geographies of architecture and fashion. Environment and Planning A 42: 2093-2108. DOI:10.1068/a42254

-----. 2008. Ugly beautiful?: Counting the cost of the global fashion Industry. Geography 93 (1): 25-33.

Entwhistle, J. and A. Rocamora. The field of fashion materialized: A study of London Fashion Week. Sociology 40 (1): 735-751.

Grayson, K., M. Davies and S. Philpott. 2009. Pop Goes IR? Researching the Popular Culture–World Politics Continuum. Politics 29 (3): 155-163.

May, Christopher. 2016. Towards an international politics of fashion (book review). LSE Review of Books, October 7. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2016/10/07/book-review-the-international-politics-of-fashion-being-fab-in-a-dangerous-world-by-andreas-behnke/.

McRobbie, A. 2013. Fashion matters Berlin: City-spaces, women’s working lives, new social enterprise? Cultural Studies 27 (6): 982-1010.

Parkins, I. 2015. Hurricane Sandy in Vogue. Australian Feminist Studies 30 (85): 221-237.

Van de Peer, A. 2014. So last season: The production of the fashion present in the politics of time. Fashion Theory 18 (3): 317-340. DOI 10.2752/175174114X13938552557880.

Weller, S. 2013. Consuming the city: Public fashion festivals and the participatory economies of urban spaces in Melbourne, Australia. Urban Studies 50 (14): 2853-2868.