Back at School--What to Wear
One of the main signs of back to school in our society is the endless series of ads for clothing and accessories. For girls and young women in particular, what to wear for school is a passion and obsession that spills out onto Youtube, blogs, the media, and leads to endless hours at the mall.
Are the clothes you wear to school an expression of you, your school, your culture, or your income bracket? Does wearing a uniform keep you focused on learning, or make you a cog in a conformist world? Does wearing what you want--especially when it’s exactly what your peers want--allow you personal expression, or keep you chained to a corporate bandwagon?
Issues of consumerism, belonging, income inequality, money, conformity, cultural politics, religion, corporate branding—who'd have thought getting dressed for school could be so complicated?
Want to debate the issues? See our library database Opposing Viewpoints in Context: School Uniforms e-resource for pros and cons. Use your library card to sign in.