Deadline for proposal submissions is December 7, 2012.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Subcultural Style and Identity is a significant and influential component of contemporary fashion and dress. Information can be retrieved from the media, fashion, design, music, social, economic and other cultural histories, as well as sexuality. Subcultural dress is ultimately associated with the wearer’s identity and lifestyle, whose attitude, hairstyle, makeup and context form a critical part in the examination of dress.
Papers will explore the way in which subcultural style impacts mainstream mass fashion, high fashion and the music industry, all of which have drawn inspiration and in return fed ideas back to the street. It will examine the way in which subcultural groups appropriate items from mainstream culture subverting its original meaning.
Papers are sought from those engaged in the fields of cultural studies, sociology, media, film, music and fashion studies.
Please submit a short biography and a 200 word abstract to the PCA Database.
Send queries to:
Dr Vicki Karaminas
Fashion Theory and Design Studies
School of Design
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
University of Technology , Sydney Australia
Peter Johnson Building
P.O Box 123 Broadway, 2007
Telephone: 0061 2 9514 8924
Fax: 0061 2 514 8787