FASD225. FASHION AND LOCAL IDENTITY (3 CR.: 3 LEC)

This course fosters a broad understanding of the complex relationships between dress and culture in the non-Western world. Students should gain a greater perspective on the historical, social, economic, industrial precursors that has created men’s and women’s fashion trends in the Middle East. These geographical and cultural variations reflect a complex set of relations between historical change and clothing practices as markers of changing identity over time, including differences relating to gender, age, wealth, and religious status.