PSOF

5102

African American Women: Subsistence in Blackness Through Dress

Parsons School of Design: Fashion

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Blackness Through Dress

Fall 2021

Taught By: Luciana Scrutchen

Section: A

CRN: 12098

Credits: 3

This course examines the history of African American women’s subsistence ethos as it has been sustained and curated through dress as a reaction to systematic barriers. Through historical and material culture, this course will investigate African American women’s aesthetic practices as influencers and makers in response to institutional racist-sexism during the Jim Crow era through the present context of dressing for the corporation, purposefully obfuscated by the privilege of choice. This course will also examine queer African American cis and transwomen’s, and non-binary African American people’s dress aesthetic as cultural resistance and a provocation for hate violence. Black subsistence in the penal system will also be explored as an identity and cultural preservation practice through dress within a system designed to strip identity and the impulse to resist authority.

Open to: all university graduate students and undergraduates at the junior and senior level.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion (PSOF)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 8:32pm 7/31/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021