Appearance And Dress Communication And Culture


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Appearance And Dress Communication And Culture

  1. 1. Communication and Culture: Unit 1: Communication and Culture. <ul><li>While you wait……………… </li></ul><ul><li>How many types of ‘bad’ handshake can you think of? </li></ul><ul><li>What do those ‘bad’ handshakes say about the relationship between the two people? </li></ul>
  2. 2. To re-cap on last lesson…. <ul><li>What kind of feelings can a ‘good’ handshake </li></ul><ul><li>create? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the technical term for ‘touching’ as a </li></ul><ul><li>form of non-verbal communication? </li></ul><ul><li>How is appearance, or dress, a form of non-verbal </li></ul><ul><li>communication? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Note down all the words that come into your head when you see this: <ul><li>Why do you feel like this? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are your reactions to…… <ul><li>Why is this? </li></ul>
  5. 5. And…………………….. <ul><li>Reason for reaction…………………… ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the reasons uniforms are worn?
  7. 7. Are uniforms worn because of how they make the wearer feel – or other people?
  8. 8. When have you ever worn a uniform?
  9. 9. How did you feel about wearing it?
  10. 10. Uniforms may create a feeling of… <ul><li>‘ Belonging’ to a group - you all look the same! E.g. Scouts or guides. </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline or unity – e.g. police or armed forces. </li></ul><ul><li>Power or status – e.g. senior ranks in police or armed forces. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes you feel unique or different to others (who don’t wear the uniform) – e.g. a particular army regiment. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Is this a uniform? Why do many clergy in the Christian church wear dress like this?
  12. 12. Rejecting uniforms? <ul><li>When you see a pair of jeans – what words </li></ul><ul><li>or feelings come into your head? </li></ul>
  13. 13. When writer John Fiske (1990) asked his class they said Jeans were: <ul><li>Informal. </li></ul><ul><li>Class-less. </li></ul><ul><li>Unisex. </li></ul><ul><li>A symbol of freedom from constraints on behaviour and identity. </li></ul><ul><li>A sign of freedom! </li></ul><ul><li>Something that allowed you to ‘be yourself’. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How many types of Jeans can you think of? <ul><li>Do you attach any ‘meaning’ to these types of jeans? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Subculture and Youth Style. <ul><li>A subculture can be defined as: </li></ul><ul><li>“… the values, beliefs, attitudes and like-style of a minority ( or sub-’) group within society. The culture of this group will diverge from….the dominant group…” </li></ul><ul><li>And is…. </li></ul><ul><li>“… now associated in large part with the cultures of young people (mods and rockers, skinheads, punks)…” </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Key Concepts in Cultural Theory’ – edited by Andrew Edgar and peter Sedgwick. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Your task in groups is to research one of these subcultures: <ul><li>(a) Emo. (b) Metal fans (c) New Romantics (c) Skinheads (d) Punks (e) Mods (f) Casuals (g) Teddy Boys (h) Goths. </li></ul><ul><li>You should print off images and photographs as well as facts. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can put images on a memory stick to show us, please do. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to find out why subcultures dressed the way they did – what were they trying to communicate? What did they reject? </li></ul><ul><li>You will present your findings to the class. </li></ul>