Social and cultural aspects of clothing 311

Module code KLD 311
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Social-Psychological and cultural aspects of clothing: Development of a framework; Symbolic-Interaction as a framework; the cognitive approach. Development of the self: self and self-concept: the body as indicator; personal values and norms. Appearance management and presentation of the self: role acceptance, identity, social control, roles in social cognition. Cultural context and dress: reflection of human adaptation; culture creations (technical, moral and ceremonial patterns); societies and clothing; beauty standards and beauty ideals.
Social context, identity, change and clothing: the family, politics, religion, economy and the role of clothing as a reflection of social and personal identities; mentefacts and identities; social change and clothing

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English are used in one class
Department Consumer Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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