In pictures: traditional dress around the world

Summary: Clothing is not just something which covers our nakedness. It reflects the environment, culture, and lifestyle in which we engage with our local communities and the broader world. This article has brief stories and wonderful pictures from clothing throughout the world.

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Digitally mined from: www.roughguides.com

 

Clothing and the Communication of Culture: The Sociology of Fashion

Summary: “Say the word ‘communication’ and ask for associations. Most people are likely to focus on verbal expressions and transmissions as the primary association with the communicative process and function. Our personal image, though, also communicates volumes about who we are, what we believe, what we consider important, and how we want others to view us.”

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Digitally mined from: www.articlemyriad.com

 

Following the Threads that Connect Clothing to Religious Persecution in Southeast Asia

Summary: “The violence meted out against people for their religious, political, and ethnic affiliations, often signaled by clothing and the symbols they wear, provides a lens through which to see abuses of power. All over the world, clothing and symbols can take on protective, threatening, or dangerous meanings.”

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Digitally mined from: www.hyperallergic.com

 

Jesus Christ: Fashion Icon? The Church of England is setting the standard for cultural outreach.

Summary: “If you’re not sure what Christ has to do with the catwalk, just take a look at the book of Genesis. You’ll see that God is a God of creativity, beauty, and yes—fashion. He is the ultimate artist, weaving light and land out of the palette of the cosmos, unifying all modes of art and using them to tell the grand story of creation.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/ou1exn

Digitally mined from: www.beliefnet.com