A Cultural Perspective of Dress
The case study approach lends itself well to adding other articles, news photographs, and student experiences to class discussion. My experience with this material, used in a seminar-style university course, has been quite positive. By the time the major themes have been explored, students develop more inclusive attitudes about and appreciation for cultures other than their own.
Whether engaged in commerce, policy, entertainment,or merely attempting to understand international news, individuals in the twenty-first century will find an open attitude about other cultures vital in today’s world marketplace. Connecting cultural themes to apparel and appearance is an accessible and meaningful way to encourage global perspectives.