December 2, 2013
Throughout this course I have learned about how culture and human behavior
coincide with each other. Factors that influence dress in other countries are affected by the
CRS 221: Culture, Human
Behavior, & Clothing
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second most populous
It consists of 54 countries.
The largest country is Sudan.
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Domestic- Scale culture and dress
Domestic-scale: the idea that patterns of everyday life for people are centered on the family or extended family.
Masaai of Kenya:
Toulambi in Amazon: First contact with the tribe Toulambi
Political scale cultures and dress
CHARACTERISTICS OF POLITICAL-SCALE SOCIETIES :
Large cities Urban areas Centralized political structures
High level of technology Complex system of social stratification due to
Division of labor
Distribution of wealt
Definitions of culture:
The way human beings are taught to behave, feel, and think from the time they are born. ( the
color blue is for boys and pink is for gurls)
It can be human made materials (artifacts)
It is also the patterns of thou
Dress as intervention between body & environment
Clothing zone : layers of clothing typically required Minimum clothing zone (the humid tropical and jungle type)
The hot, dry clothing zone (desert type)
The one-layer clothing zone (subtropical or optimu
Adornment Theory - Shows status & identity: raises one's self esteem
-Widely accepted theory -Universal motive/desire -Culturally specific techniques -Need for social
approval -Clothing worn for display, attraction or aesthetic expression
I.g: showing ide
What is dress?
Nonverbal system of communication of social, psychological and cultural information about
the individual wearer and the context within which the dress is worn
What people do to maintain, alter, and manage their appearance
What is included
VARIATIONS IN PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
3. Sex differences
4. Body conformation ( high, weight, body mass)
1. Nutrition and diseases
2. Growth and age
Long Term adaptations by race :
Race: A t
Physical appearance and dress
We cannot study dress without considering the body.
Dress is designed in relation to the form of the body and its physical needs.
Garments are made with openings for the head, legs, arms. Ornaments/accessories fit or atta
Article Summary #2 International culture and human behavior
One of the main points in this article is why culture affects international retailing.
Throughout this article it talks about how culture influences what customers buy, and even what
they end up
September 23, 2013
Dress and Identity
While reading the article Dress and Identity by Mary Ellen Roach-Higgins and Joanne B.
Eicher, it gave me a better understanding of what dress really means. According to the articl
CRS 221 Study Guide
1. Dress is a bigger term than clothing T
2. Ascribed status is gained through accomplishment F
3. Dress can be used to provide protection from supernatural forces T
4. Abstract beliefs/values of a culture are also known as
How are beauty ideals related to culture?
Ideals relate to the cultural values that exist in a society
What are some examples of different beauty ideals depending on culture? (African
American, African, Miss America winners, skin color, etc