1/ Daloz, Jean-Pascal, (2010) “The sociology of elite distinction : from theoretical to comparative perspectives”
This paper discusses the effects that fashion and tradition has on social standards and how dominant groups express their superiority through different means. Much like how fashion also helps to establish bad reputation and lower social standing.
2/ Wilkins, Amy C. (2008) “Wannabes, Goths, and Christians: The Boundaries of Sex, Style and Status”
3/ Chadha, Radha. (2006) “The Cult of the Luxury Brand: Inside Asia’s Love Affair with Luxury”
4/ Haas, Anne (2005) “The Impact of Physical Attractiveness on Woman’s Social Staus and Interactional Power”
5/ Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2005) “Reading Fashion as Age – Teenage Girls’ and Grown Women’s Accounts of Clothing as Body and Social Status”
6/ Fein, Sondra (2007) “Condo Cool: Starchitect Branding and The Cost of “Effortless Living”, or, Another episode in the Continuing Quest for Social Status Through Design”
A Few websites that I have found to be useful and inspiring are;
and here are some sites that keep me posted with the world!
2/ http://www.thesun.co.uk (for all my gossip needs)