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Book review: cool shades: the history and meaning of sunglasses by Vanessa Brown

Jones, Ed (2015) Book review: cool shades: the history and meaning of sunglasses by Vanessa Brown. LSE Review of Books (20 Nov 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses, Vanessa Brown explores the evolving concept of ‘cool’ by tracing the history and changing meaning of what she argues to be one of its most emblematic objects: sunglasses. While suggesting that the book’s eclectic range of examples at times risks overemphasising the significance of sunglasses, Ed Jones nonetheless praises it for showing how coolness and the objects seen to signify it have become central to contemporary constructions of identity, meaning and the self.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 10:22
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65031

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