The African Rejection and Embracement of Western Styles of Dressing a Continental Overview

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The African Rejection and Embracement of Western Styles of Dressing a Continental Overview

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: The African Rejection and Embracement of Western Styles of Dressing a Continental Overview
Author: Boer, Esther de
Issue Date: 2017-09-01
Keywords: Embracement, rejection, African and Western dressing
Abstract: The way people dress in Africa is often overlooked and interpreted as traditional or fixed. Nevertheless, interaction between the African ways of dressing and western styles of fashion has occurred over time increasingly. Especially during colonialism, the influence of the western styles of dressing had on the Africans has increased. As a result of this, the African ways of dressing have changed among many different areas on the continent. In all the various regions of the continent the ways of dressing have developed in different directions and with the colonial influences the changes have been developing via several roads as well. Therefore, each case has its own answers and reasons for why people dress the way they do and its own reasons to reject or embrace the western styles of dressing. Within the following pages the political and cultural reasons for people to embrace or reject the western ways of dressing will be examined.
Supervisor: Bellucci, dr. Stefano
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Africa
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/50303
 

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