CFP: Clothing and Textiles Research Journal

The official publication of the International Textile & Apparel Association, Inc., invite submissions for a special issue of the journal focusing on the theme of fashion and health, and the symbiotic relationship between the two.

Submissions are due by October 1, 2012.

As the journal’s editor, Karen LaBat, and associate editor, Hye Young Kim, from the University of Minnesota explain: “As aspects of culture become invested with individual’s identities, the desire to participate and be in fashion gives fashion power with the potential of enhancing or harming health. This issue will connect fashion to the topic of health and wellbeing. Manuscripts are requested that explore, define and document the interconnections between fashion and health.”

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • issues related to body image (cross cultural or cross historical)
  • the diet industry and diet discourse and how they impact health
  • health/disease and beauty/ugliness as it relates to body size
  • fashion and risky appearance management behaviors
  • medical monitoring in wearable products
  • historical views on dress and health
  • cross-cultural views on fashion and health
  • selling health
  • advertising images of health, healthy lifestyles and fashion
  • fashion and mental health
  • fashionable protective apparel
  • unhealthy consumption practices

Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages in length, including tables and figures. If tables and figures are used they must be uploaded as separate files (e.g. 4 tables = 4 files). Abstracts should not be included in the main manuscript file. Authors are also requested to submit a file called “author bios” consisting of 50 words or less for each author. When prompted for manuscript type indicate “forced issue” and on prompt select or type in “fashion and health”.

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Completed manuscripts are due by October 1, 2012. Submissions will undergo a double blind, peer review process.

For further inquiries contact Karen Labat

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