12-2 - Fashion & Identity Gender, Age and (Sub)Culture...

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Gender, Age and (Sub)Culture
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Dress Assemblage of modifications of or supplements to the body NOT appearance, adornment, clothing, apparel, costume, fashion (???) Classification system (see Eicher, Roach- Higgins) Modifications: ?? Supplements: ??
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Culture Learned ways of life, modified and passed on from one generation to next All the shared products of human society (society: interacting people who share a culture) (from Ian Robertson’s “Sociology”) Distinguishing us: reliance on learned behavior
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Patterns of social behavior Norms: shared rules or guidelines that prescribe behavior for a given situation Folkways: ordinary usages and conventions of everyday life Mores (mor-ays): strong norms with a moral significance Values: socially shared ideas about good, right, desirable (norms-an expression of values)
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Ethnocentrism: tendency to judge other cultures by the standards of one’s own Cultural Relativism: recognition that one culture cannot be arbitrarily judged by standards of another
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