How we perform our identity has something to do with our location in the social world as members of particular groups, classes and cultural communities. The clothes we choose to wear represent a compromise between the demands of the social world, the milieu in which we belong, and our own individual desires (Entwistle, 2015, p.114)
In light of the above quotation, how might we argue that our clothes represent (or dont) the kind of compromise Entwistle describes? Do our clothes reflect a tension between our status as individuals AND members of a particular group? If so, how? In order to address these questions and the above quote you need to:
Find and post a photograph that you can argue illustrates Entwistles argument and the above questions. This photograph can be pre-existing or an original image taken for this assignment. It can be a photo of you or anyone else.
— I HAVE CHOSEN THE IMAGE — modern qipao
Post an approximately 250-300 word response that explains how your chosen photograph applies to the quotation and questions
Cogent analysis of the tension/compromise Entwistle describes and its significance/relevance.
You can support your argument with direct references to the clothing/fashion in the image. Focus on the specific articles of clothing, the type of meaning they convey and represent, and how this is interpreted in a broader social/cultural setting and context.
Application of the quote/Entwistles argument to analyze your chosen image(s).
Following the requirements in the prompt (posting by deadline, adhering to word count)