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HUEC 4072 - HUEC4072 Thepropertiesofdress

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HUEC 4072 13:52 The properties of dress Identified and interpreted b the same senses(sight, tough, smell, sound, taste) Examples: Red shirt—sight Soft velvet dress—touch Sweet perfume or deodorant—smell Squeaky shoes—sounds Smell—both eliminating and adding smell  Sound—it is a part of the sound to dance  Function of dress Dress act as Alternant of body processes Body modification may alter body process in either positive or negative way Media for communication  Body supplements act as alternates of body processes serve simultaneously as  microphysical environment interface between body and the macro physical environment 
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dress and a physical environment micro-environment:  positive  (soft pajamas),  negative  (suit of armor)  interface between the body and the macro-environment components of the macro-environment biological (life forms- plants, animals) physical (earth- water, terrain)—sea shore, mountain top supernatural (gods, sprits, luck)  environment has been greatly modified by human beings. Dress has functioned in  response to these modifications (air-conditioning, central heat, etc.) interface between body and supernatural components of the environment. People  attribute to its power to invoke the protection of benevolent spirits and the ward off the  malevolent  dress as a means of communication  the list of possible meanings communicated by type of dress is seemingly endless the meanings communicated by the objectively discernible types and properties of dress  depends on each persons subjective interpretations of them  meanings attributed to various outward characteristics of dress are based on an  individuals socializations within a particular cultural context dress communicates socio-personal information  identity— social statuses and associated roles        assigned statuses        relatively fixed statuses        transitory statuses mood knowledge, personal skill, beliefs—difficulty to determine from a historical perspective  socio-personal information: identity—assigned statuses age gender
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religion (The Pope) marital status  occupation  interpreting the functions of dress dress affects the maintenance, survival, and change of individual humans, society and  culture dress sustains individuals factors influencing forms and functions of dress climate geographic location, natural environment, ecology natural resources human inventions or technological sophistication production and acquisition of textiles and apparel technology media of communication culture contact and trade cross-cultural influences in dress trade  economic system, conditions and events economic event religious system, conditions and events (government)  politics
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