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Posts Tagged ‘Gender’

Androgyny and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Since cultural norms define the dichotomy of conventional fashion nothing feels more disturbing than androgyny.  Indeed, androgyny subverts the patriarchal roles of man and woman because it resists clinging to such static identities.  Androgyny reminds the individual that male or female designation is social artistry rather than natural impulse.  As Nancy Cervetti interprets it, gender […]

Signs and Symbols

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

After these few weeks of combing through library shelves, exploring different approaches to and topics on fashion and composing blog entries, I’ve decided to narrow my lens a little more precisely on my research.  The what, why and who of fashion are all electric questions, if not endless, daunting and so hypnotic, but browsing through my […]

Fashion: Feminist Friend or Foe?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Who has fashion?  Well, women for one.  The word “fashion” itself almost automatically links to females.  The common association conjures up images of excessive adornment and vapid frivolity: sky-high heels, clownish cosmetics and frilly dresses.  Women face bullying for failing to don feminine attire and weather insults when they focus on clothing with inordinate enthusiasm. […]

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