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Blog Entry The short skirt: a symbol of victim blaming culture?
Once a symbol of emancipation and economic prosperity, the mini-skirt today has strong connotations of sexual availability. Dr Clare Gunby from the Department of Criminology examines the implications of such assumptions for the criminal justice system.
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Blog Entry The hoodie: a symbol of all that is wrong with youths today?
Dr Vanessa Beck from the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management discusses the images wearing a hoodie can bring and whether the stereotypes are hiding the bigger issue.
Located in Projects / / Article A-Z / Management
Blog Entry Underwear: a tool for fashioning female identity?
Dr Christina Tsaousi from the University of Leicester’s School of Management explores how a woman’s underwear choice goes much further than the material, and in fact forms part of their feminine identity.
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Blog Entry The baseball cap: a symbol of pathological consumption?
The baseball cap worn back to front is standard issue for that figurehead of the social underclass – the Chav. Professor Jo Brewis examines the way British gay culture commodifies and celebrates such stereotypes and unpicks what it reveals about our world.
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Blog Entry The sweatband: the moral arbiter of our time?
Oliver Williams from the Department of Sociology examines the social significance of sweat and how, when health is framed as an individual moral responsibility, it can come to symbolise moral worth. He asks whether people really should be made to sweat about sweating.
Located in Projects / / Article A-Z / Sociology
Blog Entry The suit: a symbol of masculinity?
Is the suit a dull uniform or a vibrant fashion statement? Dr Tim Edwards from the Department of Sociology examines this question, and asserts what the suit now means for the modern day man.
Located in Projects / / Article A-Z / Sociology

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