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Unformatted text preview: distinguished by the style of handbags that they sport, such as less wealthy urban women, who may buy handbags that are lower end, but are often more creative and flashy in design, perhaps to project an image of creativity and individuality to others since they dont have the means to buy nicer things. It is crucial to note, that comfort and functionality has little pertinence in a womans handbag choice- this choice is overwhelmingly dictated by style. These trends result in inequality, because though a womans handbag may or may not be an indication of her wealth, class distinction may or may not be correct when one compares a womans handbag to her income and lifestyle. Handbag choice, however, is not the only indicator. It is linked with clothing choice, shoe choice, jewelry choice, etc. A womans wardrobe is purposefully and solely chosen to flaunt her wealth, and thus, to let others know in what class or cultural clique she resides....
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Zussman during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '08