Having completed the course you should be able to explain the role consumption, brands and advertising play in shaping views of fashion in contemporary consumer cultures.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The overall aim of the course is on the one hand to advance your understanding of fundamental models and theories within the field of Consumer Culture Theory and how these apply to the field of fashion. On the other hand the aim is to introduce and critically reflect on some of the most typical and central empirical phenomena in the consumer cultures of today.
More specifically, having completed the course you should be able to:
• describe and critically evaluate theories about consumer culture and their relation to fashion;
• analyze how companies and consumers in the global marketplace are constantly negotiating over meanings of consumption;
• explain the role consumption, brands and advertising play in shaping local consumer culture and fashion phenomena.

COURSE CONTENT
The course will cover the following subjects:
• Theoretical approaches to consumer culture;
• Critical approaches to consumption;
• Consumption and identity;
• Fashion, subcultures, and style;
• Brands and consumption
 

Course information

Course guidelines and reading list:  Course guidelines and Literature list CCT Fall 2015 (182 Kb)
Detailed schedule:  Detailed schedule Consumer Culture Theory and Fashion Fall 2015 (158 Kb)

Schedule in TimeEdit (avaliable as app for your smartphone): View in TimeEdit 
 

Apply to the course

Consumer Culture Theory and Fashion only begins in the Autumn semester.
The applications is made before April 15 via the Swedish site www.antagning.se
More information: http://sisu.it.su.se/search/info/FS1406
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites and special admittance requirements: Bachelor's Degree and English B/English 6
Syllabus (pdf):   Consumer Culture Theory and Fashion, 7,5 ECTS (155 Kb)