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The suit: a symbol of masculinity?

The suit: a symbol of masculinity?

Posted by hi29 at May 08, 2014 10:50 AM |

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.

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The short skirt: a symbol of victim blaming culture?

The short skirt: a symbol of victim blaming culture?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:46 PM |

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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The baseball cap: a symbol of pathological consumption?

The baseball cap: a symbol of pathological consumption?

Posted by hi29 at Mar 26, 2014 03:46 PM |

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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Underwear: a tool for fashioning female identity?

Underwear: a tool for fashioning female identity?

Posted by hi29 at Oct 22, 2013 09:05 AM |

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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The sweatband: the moral arbiter of our time?

The sweatband: the moral arbiter of our time?

Posted by hi29 at Sep 25, 2013 03:20 PM |

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.

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The hoodie: a symbol of all that is wrong with youths today?

The hoodie: a symbol of all that is wrong with youths today?

Posted by arj13 at Jul 15, 2013 02:45 PM |

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.

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