Editorial

ZoneModa Journal. Vol.8 n.2 (2018)
ISSN 2611-0563

Editorial

Daniela CalancaUniversità di Bologna (Italy)

She is graduated in Philosophy and in Arts at Bologna University. Contemporary History Researcher at the Department for Life Qualities Studies – University of Bologna – Rimini Campus. She is Visiting Lecturer at the Italian Studies Department – Brown University Providence R.I. USA, at Escola de Artes, Ciencias e Humanidades (EACH) Universidade de Sao Paulo Brazil, and at Faculdade de Artes Visuais (FAV) da Universidade Federal de Goiàs Brazil. She is member of the University of Bologna International Research Center “Culture, Fashion Communication” and collaborates with the Unitwin Net/Unesco connected to the Chair of «Culture – Tourisme – Développement» University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. Co-Editor of “ZoneModa Journal” and “AlmaTourism” Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, scientific journals of the University of Bologna. She is also a member of Alma Heritage Science IRT and member of IRT Brasil Unibo.

Simona Segre ReinachUniversità di Bologna (Italy)

Anthropologist and fashion theorist, is associate professor at Bologna University, Rimini Campus. Main interests: Sociology of Global Fashion, Fashion Theory, Communication, China Studies, Fashion Curation. She is Scientific Director of Fashion Projects in Master Design and Technology for Fashion Communication and Editor of Zonemoda Journal. Editorial Committees: Fashion Theory, Cultural Studies in Fashion and Beauty, International Journal of Fashion Studies, Dress Cultures (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury), Moda, Cultura, Società (Mondadori-Pearson), Fashion in Process (Mandragora), Anthem Studies in Fashion, Dress and Visual Culture. Latest books: Exhibit! La moda esposta. Lo spazio della mostra e lo spazio della marca (Mondadori Pearson with L. Marchetti 2017), Fashion in Multiple Chinas. Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury with W. Ling 2018)

Published: 2018-12-21

We are pleased to present the new issue of ZoneModa Journal focusing on children and fashion and edited by Roberto Farné and Marcella Terrusi, experts in pedagogy, play, literature and childhood culture. The essays in this issue show that the fashion-childhood relationship needs to be analysed from a multi-disciplinary perspective to grasp its complexities: from representations of children’s bodies and their clothing in literature, fashion illustrations, photography and visual culture in general and all the media which accompany fashion, now a medium in its own right and thus itself capable of influencing the various levels of perception of childhood. As you will see, the historical and sociological considerations reveal a common theme running unbroken through education and fashion. In particular, taking on this theme, as the editors explain in the Introduction of the issue, brings out the complexity of the social construction of childhood in fashion, a sector of enquiry in which new research perspectives are opening up. In fact, whilst the academic scholarship on childhood is considerable, both in Italy and around the world, attention to the fashion theme is much more limited and we thus believe that this ZMJ issue’s innovative and original approach may contribute to widening the debate and stimulating new thought on the subject.

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