ASRC 3550

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course explores written and visual biographies of African American and African women in the fashion industry as a launching point for thinking about beauty, race, gender and class. Some of the questions that will be explored during the semester are: How do ethnicity and femininity intersect? How are authenticity and difference commodified? How do women construct identities through narrative or craft themselves through body modification? How do women negotiate their relationships to their bodies, families and nations? Contemporary television programs, global fashion and cultural studies will also be discussed. Students will write self-narratives about their relationships with cultural standards of beauty.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: AMST 3560FGSS 3540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17380ASRC 3550  SEM 101