Beyond the wardrobe: a study of clothing and memory

Dixon, Emily (2015) Beyond the wardrobe: a study of clothing and memory. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study aims to investigate the emotional connections women have with clothing and its relationship with memory and aims to contribute to and promote further research into this area, only briefly investigated in the field of social and cultural studies by researchers including Banim and Guy (2001), Woodward (2007) and Bye and McKinney (2007). It intends to reveal the previously misunderstood connection between women and inactive garments, opposing current consumer research theories that propose unused clothing is due to over consumption. This writing will explore how clothing can function as a memory object and its role in creating and maintaining a sense of past and additionally will propose how clothing can act as a visual and physical prompt for memory recall for those with cognitive impairments such a dementia and therefore can also be a form of therapy.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2015 14:04
    Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 14:04

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