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by: Aliyah Romaguera


Marketplace > Texas A&M University > Theater Arts > THAR 155 > HIST OF WESTERN DRESS
Aliyah Romaguera
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This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aliyah Romaguera on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THAR 155 at Texas A&M University taught by Stephanie Middleton in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see /class/226213/thar-155-texas-a-m-university in Theater Arts at Texas A&M University.

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Date Created: 10/21/15
History of Western Dress 9192011 54000 PM Descriptive Dress Histories Definition Collections of costume plates with written commentary Ex History of World Costume and Fashion by Daniel Delis Hi Ex 20000 Years of Fashion Dress Culture and Society What is culture Humanmade material items and patterns thought feeling and behavior shared by members of a group who regularly interact with each other Material Culture Ex Blue Jeans NonMateria Culture Ex Democracy Culture is Dynamic Cuture is constantly shifting and changing Ex Population Growth Ex Internal Conflict Ex Assimilation It is possible and quite common for people to belong to more than one culture What is society A group of individuals who interact with one another based on the sharing of many beliefs and ways of behavior Societies are dynamic and interconnected What is social status Describes an individual s position or membership in any size society and in various social groups Ascribed Ex Gender Achieved Ex Medical Doctor Prison Inmate Achieved Status Globalization Ethnic Dress Regional dress and national costume All dress has regional specificity Political borders constantly changing Ethnic groups not limited by national borders Folk dress and traditional dress Implies no change over time Ignores crosscultural influences Ethnicity heritage of a group of people with a common cultural background World Dress Similar types of body supplements and modifications worn by many people in various parts of the world no matter where the people or the dress originated Style color print context often vary Cultural Authentication process by which members of a cultural group incorporate foreign cultural items and make them their own Seection Characterization Incorporation Transformation All contemporary styles of dress are the consequences of a complex history in which internal and external forces of change have selectively shaped the form Baizerman Eicher and Cerny Eurocentrism in the Study ofEthnc Dress Cultural Authentication vs Cultural Appropriation authenticate to establish origin of conclusively or unquestionably appropriate to take to or for one self take possession of World Fashion A specific style of dress that is worn the exact same style in many parts of the world at the same time Body as Cultural Construct Variations stem from GeneticsHeredity Sexual differentiation Maturationaging Environmenttechnology Health and Nutrition Cultural Ideals and Practices Cuture place value on physical appearance Hair Color and Texture Skin Color Body Conformation Sexual Dimorphism Perceived Age Sexual Dimorphism Variation in proportion of muscle fat and bone by sex Body Conformation Arbitrary cut offs Loaded with cultural connotations and values Sheldon s Somatotypes Mesomorphic Large boned and muscular Endomorphic Rounded with prominent abdomen Ectomorphic Linear and slender Bodies assigned three numbers based on body conformation 1 digit degree of endomorphy 2quotd digit degree of mesomorphy 3rd digit degree of ectomorphy Nutrition Amount of food available Types of food available Climate Technology Tradition and religion Malnutrition and Disease If nutrition or disease alters body in ways considered culturally negative individuals may make change in dress Create illusion of preferred body type Mask effects of disease Dress amp Environment Everest The Death Zone 9192011 54000 PM 9192011 54000 PM


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