Fashion and Justice

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Fashion and Justice

Spring 2021

Taught By: Jonathan Square

Section: A

CRN: 5908

Credits: 3

Through bridging key concepts in fashion studies with foundations in critical race theory (as well as methodologies from disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, art history and material culture), in this course we will investigate the ways in which fashioned identities emerge within a racialized context in an effort to gain access, visibility and power. Through classic and contemporary texts and an examination of media imagery present in film, fashion editorials, consumer advertising and pop culture ephemera we will identify and address the complications of fashion and race today. Students in this course will come away with a deeper understanding of the intersection of fashion, race, and ethnicity, and will critically address historical and socially accepted standards of beauty and value within the fashion system.

Open to: All university graduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:22pm 10/31/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021