Fashion and Identity in a Cultural Key Graduate Seminar

Pamplona, Spain | April 19-20, 2013

While globalization certainly involves the expansion of modern cultural patterns beyond their western origins, it is doubtful that the adoption of such patterns by other cultures necessarily amounts to westernization

In an increasingly globalized world, debate on the exact nature of globalization continues, with further questions about the extent to which it can be equated with westernization. However, while globalization certainly involves the expansion of modern cultural patterns beyond their western origins, it is doubtful that the adoption of such patterns by other cultures necessarily amounts to westernization.

Fashion and Identity in a Cultural Key Graduate SeminarWhile this can certainly be the case, there are reasons to think that each culture can develop its own specific response, drawing on its own cultural resources and formulating its own cultural synthesis. To the extent that fashion can be taken as a sign of cultural modernity, in this seminar we intend to explore the different ways in which Chinese, Muslim and Indian cultures articulate meaningful responses -coherent with their own cultural traditions - to the challenges posed by modernity.

Academic Leaders

Ana Marta Gonzalez - University of Navarra 
Ambrogia Cereda - University of Navarra

Speakers

Neslihan Cevik - Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia
Between Islam and Modernity: Veil-chic Women and Islamic Fashion

Gabriele Mentges - Institut für Kunst und Materielle Kultur
Cultural Anthropology of Fashion

Simona Segre Reinach - Università di Bologna
From Orientalism to Global Fashion: The Chinese Case

Efrat Tseëlon - University of Leeds
Visual Identity and Embodiment: Cultural Variables Reconsidered