TITLE

CHAPTER THREE: Toxic Chic: Dress and Dreams in The Robber Bride

AUTHOR(S)
Kuhn, Cynthia G.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Self-Fashioning in Margaret Atwood's Fiction: Dress, Culture & I;2005, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter Three of the book "Self-Fashioning in Margaret Atwood's Fiction: Dress, Culture and Identity" is presented. It looks at her book "The Robber Bride," and claims that it offers an examination of the operations of dress and fashion within contemporary culture. Dressing can be an act of definition in response to a cultural or social biography. The self-fashioning prompts of Zenia, lead character in the story, has affected other characters. Hence, it demonstrates the complex ways in which women may respond to cultural representations of desirable bodies.
ACCESSION #
19767269

 

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