Fashion, The Body and Identity II
1. From Identity to Identities
- Black women and hair
- People with disabilities and fashion
- Gay men and body image
2. Queering Identities
Intersectionality – Kimberle Crenshaw – 1989
1. Our identity is multidimensional
2. Our identity is comprised of all our different identity categories
3. Each identity category intersects and interacts to form our complete identity
The Politics of Hair – Angela Davis
People with Disabilities – Izzy Camilleri
- Designer with clothes for people with disabilities
Gay Men and Body Image
- Contests fixed and binary identity categories
- - Male or female
- - Homosexual Relationships or Heterosexual Relationship
- Challenges that one identity category is naturally connected to another
- - Idea that if you’re male, your gender is masculine. If you’re female, your gender is
feminine, but both sexes can be either gender
Close Reading – Stage 1 Description
1. What can you observe about the object?
- Physical observation of the objects
- What it is
- The trim, fabric, label.
- What time period?
- Care labels, measuring tape, magnifying glass
- How is it fastened?
- Purely the physicality of the object
Close Reading Stage 2 Deduction
1. Interpret your interaction with the object
2. Engage in sensory experience 3. What would the object be like to wear?
4. How does the object compare to others?
- The experience between you and the object
Close Reading Stage 3 Speculation
1. Relate the object to history, society, culture
2. Ask questions and use research to answer
3. What does the object say about…? (what does the garment say about a larger societal or
Part 1: Introduction and Close Read