Politics of Appropriation in Dress

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2017-01-01
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Mahapatra, Smruti
Lewis, Van
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Conflict between perceptions of correct or incorrect appearances are at the core of the decision process. How individuals internalize and process conflicts is determined in expectations of far reaching critical analysis of oneself and one's culture and society. Instinctive judgements are mediated through the onslaught of images, data, and opinions from outside one's preferred realm, these realms provide a further collection of knowledge, but not necessarily the decondition of perspective. It is crucial to understand the agenda of dressing in terms of territories we operate in and those that are used by others. This research is a psychological analysis of the way people make judgements concerning clothed appearances. A core component in this research is a consideration of how consciousness is developed, and how evaluative methods influence everyday decisions about the appearance of others contribute towards how judgements are ranked and react to in the social setting.

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