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  1. James S. Ackerman (1962). A Theory of Style. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 20 (3):227-237.
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  2. Nickolas Pappas (2008). Fashion Seen as Something Imitative and Foreign. British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (1):1-19.
    Philosophers have recently begun to write about fashion in dress. They acknowledge that philosophy traditionally ignored the subject altogether or else disparaged fashion. They do not observe that those past philosophers who slighted fashion characterized it as mass imitativeness; but in fact that one-sided characterization is what permitted commentators to overlook innovativeness in fashion. Indeed the figure of the foreigner that recurs in philosophical remarks about fashion only makes sense given a reading of fashion as imitative uniformity. The foreigner becomes (...)
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  3. Rémy G. Saisselin (1959). From Baudelaire to Christian Dior: The Poetics of Fashion. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 18 (1):109-115.
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  4. B. Schiermer (2011). Quasi-Objects, Cult Objects and Fashion Objects: On Two Kinds of Fetishism on Display in Modern Culture. Theory, Culture and Society 28 (1):81-102.
    This article attempts to rehabilitate the concept of fetishism and to contribute to the debate on the social role of objects as well as to fashion theory. Extrapolating from Michel Serres’ theory of the quasi-objects, I distinguish two phenomenologies possessing almost opposite characteristics. These two phenomenologies are, so I argue, essential to quasi-object theory, yet largely ignored by Serres’ sociological interpreters. They correspond with the two different theories of fetishism found in Marx and Durkheim, respectively. In the second half of (...)
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