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What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?

What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?

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Title: What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?
Author: Oh, Haji
Abstract: Clothes are inseparably related to our daily life. They not only protect the body, but also enable expression of one’s identity through design, color, and so on. In particular, an ethnic costume is a strong statement of individual circumstances. It is unique and has a cultural background. It has symbolic value because it stands for ethnicity, gender, religion and emphasizes social belonging. Thus, ethnic costumes have two features—one as a private “second skin” and the other as a “symbol” of social belonging.
Subject: Cultural studies
Fine arts
Ethnic studies
Ethnic costume
Social belonging
Type: Asia Colloquia Papers
Rights: The copyright for the paper content remains with the author(s).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/31663
Citation: Oh, Haji (2011). “What does the Ethnic Costume Represent?” Asia Colloquia Papers 1(3). Toronto: York Centre for Asian Research. Available at: www.yorku.ca/ycar.
Date: 09-01-2011

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