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January 29, 2009 29/01/2009 14:17:00 Fashion tied to high-civilization, novelty and change.  More primative civilizations  are more “savage” Fashion in context, conforms to norms even politically. Fashions have trickled  down from the elite class, kind of a sign of resistance too. No neutrality in choices in regard to fashion Paper assignment how garment is political? What is social and cultural  meaning Fashion has ideological meaning, way to articulate individual expression and also  a way to distinguish between groups. Fashion potentially being a weapon. . producer disseminating fashion and also  consumer Fashion is defined by constant struggle over its meaning, wearer has his or her  own intentions vs designer FASHION AND HISTORY Interpret how fashion has moved Context matters! Fashion is tied to social, historical, and political contexts Wilson and brewer an impressionistic history Wilson’s argument of when fashion begins, dates from around 18 th  century,  synonomous of words like change and novelty. Fashion in terms of shifts and styles  starts in 14 th  century. In 14 th  century these changes were primarily in terms of class  gratification.  Problems with decadism, reflection theory: lesson in historiography (writing of  history)
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