FSN 221 Lecture Notes - Angela Davis, Queer Theory, Intersectionality
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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
Fashion, the body and identity ii: from identity to identities. People with disabilities and fashion: queering identities. Intersectionality kimberle crenshaw 1989: our identity is multidimensional, our identity is comprised of all our different identity categories, each identity category intersects and interacts to form our complete identity. Designer with clothes for people with disabilities. 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. A little bit of background: select one garment or accessory, perform a close reading (the three stages) (refer to figures, use at least 2 academic sources (academic journal (library. ryerson. ca, data bases, fashion, login, Berg journals), academic book (written by a professor, publisher: 2 pages. Part 2: critical analysis and conclusion: conduct an interview with the owner, discuss one societal/psychological issue. Using fashion to identify a sub culture they belong to.