Differences In Fashion

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We ideally represent our artistic expressions of individuality through fashion. However, our cultural discourse constitutes an image of our race. Therefore, as Kaiser (2012) asserts, are we just “subjected to labels and stereotypes” or do we have free will to navigate and differentiate ourselves from others? Bourdieu (1977) analyses this issue by defining the term ‘habitus’ from his perspective. He demonstrates the subject of how people naturally attach to this ‘social order’ through our cultural discourses of class, race and ethnicity. (Bourdieu 1986, cited in Distinction) In addition, Bourdieu illustrates the representative nature of culture as a ‘rigorous science of art’ where they are ‘institutions of diffusion’. Whereas, Foucault considers …show more content…
He illuminates the theory that at every ‘myriad minute’ we are primed with verdicts through the use of fashion media of people’s appearances. The evolution of media has commenced since the mid-nineteenth century; nevertheless, in agreement with Rocamora (2009) it is ‘the privileged site for the affirmation of differences’. Except, there isn’t a powerful standpoint than being just a human. This photograph is a visual representation of someone who just wishes to be identified as ‘just a white girl’. The remarks that this blog received were seemingly against the social order, which evoked several barriers of race. With regards to Figure 1.2, it is evident that the representation of white people in the Western culture is linked with political issues and the ‘methodological conceptual’. Continually, the media illustrates how whites are now in overpoweringly dominant positions, placing them outside the standard norm. (Dyer, 1997 as cited in White.) He has demonstrated this concept through Hazel Carby’s example of multiculturalism. She used the model of students using black texts in white classrooms. It is trusted that we should be accepting of both ethnicities, ‘to make visible what is rendered inevitable when it is viewed as in a normative state of existence’. (Dyer, 1997 as cited in White) Shockingly, due to the impact of the Western culture in New York, it is challenging to analyse the ethnicity of an individual through fashion. As Crane (200) suggested clothing presents a powerful form when examining how people interpret their culture from their perspective. In addition, the discourses that concern clothing signify a change in style between different social groups. Therefore, permitting individuals in New York to showcase their individuality in diverse ways in the public space. Shockingly, the ‘hypertext’ of this blog has blurred the hidden

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