Fashion and Society

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDSS1075 SOC (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Although Hong Kong is one of the major centers of fashion consumption and production in the world, fashion is seldom recognized here as a serious topic of study. GDSS1075 will provide a chance for students to systematically learn the philosophy of fashion and sociocultural aspects of fashion in Hong Kong, China, and elsewhere. The course will focus particularly on theoretical questions of the nature, diffusion, production, consumption, and social implications of fashion. While the course will adopt a sociological perspective as its main interpretive framework, it will also introduce historical, philosophical, and cultural studies approaches to complement the analysis.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.