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Fashion and the Abject Body
This course examines representations of difference and embodiment in and through the lens of fashion. Drawing on feminist-informed gender, fat, disability, and critical race studies, the course introduces phenomenological, poststructuralist and new materialist perspectives on the body and explores the implications of diverse embodiments for human subjectivity, visual culture and social life. Normative discourses and hegemonic structures surrounding themes of diversity, disability, aging, racialized bodies, body management practices, gender and sexuality are examined. Students explore positive interventions and strategies for combatting marginalization and discriminatory practices in fashion through integrated creative and written projects. Lab format.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1