Philip Warkander. Foto: Tomas Falmer
Philip Warkander. Foto: Tomas Falmer
 

Avhandlingens fullständiga titel:
”This is all fake, this is all plastic, this is me – An ethnographic study of the interrelations between style, sexuality and gender in contemporary Stockholm”.

Tid och plats
Lördagen den 4 maj, kl. 10.00-12.00 i F-salen i Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1-5.

Ordförande
Anu Koivunen, Professor (IMS, SU)

Opponent
Agnès Rocamora, Reader in Social and Cultural Studies (University of the Arts, London)


Betygsnämnd

Shaun Cole, Curator and Course Director MA History and Culture of Fashion and MA Fashion Curation (University of Arts, London)
Ulrika Dahl, Docent (Södertörns högskola)
Annamari Vänskä, Docent (IMS, SU)

Utdrag ur abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the many actors and interactions involved in the production of styles as sartorial practices; how they are articulated and maintained, and with what effects. Particular focus is given to materialization processes regarding gender and sexuality in the production of styles. It is an ethnographic study, organized around three different research methods: participant observation, semi-structured interviews and organic wardrobe studies, carried out during the duration of two years and mainly delimited to Stockholm, often focusing on but not limited to the queer-orientated downtown club scene. The study is centered on ten participants, but is also concerned with the events, situations and relations the participants become part of during this time. In this way, the analysis gives equal attention to the specificity of garments and the spaces and places of social interaction.