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2021-2022 Catalog

GOVT 241 The Politics of Fashion

Examining the fashion system, a multi billion dollar worldwide industry, this course raises issues of appearance, beauty, gender, and sexuality; power, liberation, and oppression; class distinctions and equality. To develop a political theory of fashion, the course studies the practice and production of clothes and style, and analyzes texts from literature, sociology, history, and cultural studies. [W]


GOVT 104, or permission of instructor