The International Journal of Fashion Studies is a scientific peer-reviewed journal that fosters the worldwide diffusion of Fashion Studies. Fashion Studies is an interdisciplinary field of research that has been producing an extensive repertoire of theories, analyses and enquiries.
English being a lingua franca of the international academic world, much of the most influential – not least as it is the most visible – literature has been produced in the English speaking world. Indeed, access to a global readership is premised on the submission to academic journals of texts written in English. However, over the years a meaningful corpus of fashion studies has developed in other regions that have just as much of a tradition as Anglophone countries in costume, clothing, and fashion practice as well as in the study of social and cultural phenomena. But this corpus is not written in English and, because of language obstacles, has not reached an international audience. Scholars who are not English speakers and have neither the time nor the resources to produce texts in that language may be excluded from current debates on fashion, clothing and appearance. The richness of their material can go unacknowledged, which can only deprive the field of Anglophone fashion studies of significant findings and insights. This is at odds with both the global nature of the fashion system and the call, in much contemporary academia, for the fostering of international networks and research.
ISSN: 20517106 | Online ISSN: 20517114 | First published in 2014 | 2 issues per volume
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