Journal of Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty (External organisation)

Activity: MembershipMembership of board


My role: Editorial board member

Publisher: Intellect
Journal Aims and Scope are: 'Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty (CSFB) engages analytically, critically and creatively with fashion and/or beauty. At times lumped together conceptually into ‘the fashion-beauty complex’, this journal acknowledges the problems associated with collapsing these terms, such as: (a) the conflation of fashion and beauty, concepts which encompass varying degrees and types of agency, change and dynamism; (b) the implicit reinforcement of white hegemonic femininity (and hence, the exclusion of masculinities, people of colour, older adults, differentially abled individuals, and queer and transgender subjectivities); and (c) the blurring of distinct industries. At the same time, the body is the centrepiece of fashion and beauty alike – in cultural representation as well as in everyday life. CSFB seeks to foster more diverse and inclusive ways of understanding the embodiment of aesthetics and politics. It does so by dismantling hegemonic assumptions and propelling fresh theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of fashion and/or beauty.'


Period28 Feb 2022 → …
Held atJournal of Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational