“Taste is individual, not social; a matter of agency, not structure.”

Order Description

IMPORTANT: DISCUSS THIS STATEMENT WITH REFERENCE TO RELEVANT ACADEMIC LITERATURE AND IN RELATION TO SPECIFIC EXAMPLES DRAWN FROM FASHION AND/OR WIDER CULTURE BOTH HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY.

Info: This is an essay about fashion. And about people’s taste in fashion. This essay researches the claim that taste is individual, and that it does not depend on society, social classes, etc. Please elaborate on this using the theories and people that I include in my attachments, and from the books and sources that i will give you.

Important people: Pierre Bourdieu, Immanuel Kant

Theories:

– Kant’s Aesthetic Theory: Subjectivity vs. Universal Validity

– Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory of Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste

Word Count: 3,000

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