FSN 221 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Jean Kilbourne, Cultural Appropriation

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
Ryerson University
Department
Fashion
Course
FSN 221
Professor
Fashion and Representation
Jean Kilbourne
Ashley Mears
- Ideal of female models has been slimming over time
- First fashion modelling began with Charles Worth (designer)
- Cristobal Balenciaga often chose shorter, stubbier models
Objectification
- Reducing a person’s worth and role to their sexual function
- Disregards a person’s character, personality, and intelligence
Dismemberment
- Highlights one body part while ignoring all the other parts
- \effect is that a person is not a whole human being but instead one sexualized part
The theories
1. Trickle-down OR budd;e up (ex. And origin)
2. Cultural appropriation (ex and not eaton cntre origin)
3. Objectification OR dismembemnt (ex AND CHALLENGE at eaton centre
4. The western beauty ideal (ex. And challenge)
Source materials
Can draw, photograph,
1. Products, advertisements, window displays
2. Street style photographs
What to submit
1 page per theory
two imsgaes per theory (sourced)
150-250 words per theory
How & why
Explain theory, why example is an example and why image is a challeng e or example of it
Reference pgs. APA format
Sources on a separate form at the back
Grading rubric
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Ideal of female models has been slimming over time. First fashion modelling began with charles worth (designer) Cristobal balenciaga often chose shorter, stubbier models. Reducing a person"s worth and role to their sexual function. Disregards a person"s character, personality, and intelligence. Highlights one body part while ignoring all the other parts. \effect is that a person is not a whole human being but instead one sexualized part. The theories: trickle-down or budd;e up (ex. And origin: cultural appropriation (ex and not eaton cntre origin, objectification or dismembemnt (ex and challenge at eaton centre, the western beauty ideal (ex. Can draw, photograph: products, advertisements, window displays, street style photographs. 1 page per theory two imsgaes per theory (sourced) Explain theory, why example is an example and why image is a challeng e or example of it. Sources on a separate form at the back.

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