Couture/Culture: Fashion and Globalization

Counts as an SCA Faculty Elective for these majors and minors: American, Asian/Pacific/American, Gender and Sexuality, Metropolitan, and SCA. Recitation Required.

This course examines fashion as both a product and expression of globalization. It explores fashion's contested histories; its modes of production, consumption, and address; its relationship to colonial enterprises; its system of meaning-making. In this course, we will tackle such issues as the social uses of fashion; the fashion cycle (use, reuse, discard); the relationship between dress and the body; feminist critiques of fashion; the politicization of clothing (from ethnic dressing to green clothing); and the links between style consumption and garment production--and the relationship of all of these to the processes of globalization.

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Spring 2022

1
Tareq Radi
T: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM; T: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 20CS 4SEM
1
Tareq Radi
R: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM; R: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM 20CS 4CONF
1
ThuyLinh Nguyen Tu
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 194M 304
1
Jessamyn Hatcher
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 194M 304