Our everyday life is organized around different objects with miscellaneous significance: they could bear a symbolic and/or affective value and they could have a purely functional role.
Object-based studies aim at exploring the ways in which commodities can be interpreted and conceived and how they can reflect the socio-cultural context in which they were created and used. Objects bring to life the social practices connected to them and tell about different historical and contemporary narratives. This course offers methods that can be used when examining fashion related objects. 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
On completion of the course, you are expected to be able to:
Explore the different methods that can be approached in fashion studies when analyzing an object
Analyze fashion objects in their socio-cultural context
Critically reflect on the meaning behind the materiality of an object 
 
COURSE CONTENT 
The course will cover the following topics:
The objects in Fashion studies
Meanings of the objects
Material culture of everyday

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COURSE GUIDELINES AND LITERATURE LIST
Course guidelines Fashion and materiality Spring 2015 (217 Kb)

 

Apply to the course

Fashion and Materiality only begins in the Spring semester.
The applications is made before October 15 via the Swedish site: www.antagning.se
More information: http://sisu.it.su.se/search/info/FS1408
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites and special admittance requirements: Bachelor's Degree and English B/English 6
Syllabus (pdf):  Kursplan FS1408 (Syllabus) (155 Kb)