CFP: Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium

September 25-26, 2014

London College of Fashion

Dynamic growth and an expanding middle class are making South Asian (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) consumers among the most confident in the world. A large part of this includes the increasing consumption of fashion and related products amongst the youth. In this international interdisciplinary symposium the organizers would like to extend and question the role of clothing cultures within the changing transnational discourse of consumerism, sexuality, faith, politics and media technology within the youth in South Asia and the diasporas. They invite papers and creative presentations (of up to 20 minutes) from interdisciplinary perspectives including (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • fashion and consumer cultures
  • fashioning youth in cinema /television/music/magazines
  • dress cultures, gender and sexuality
  • fashion, politics and faith
  • South Asian fashion trends and culture in the diasporas
  • dress and fashion as resistance and defiance
  • fashion, media and technology

Deadline for abstracts: March 30, 2014

Abstract length: 250 words

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