Date of Degree
Asian Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology
China, Clothing fashion, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Social movements, Tibet
This study examines the relationship between clothing and social movements. Taking the case of Lhakar in the Tibetan Freedom Movement, it explores how Tibetans in Tibet and those in exile imagine national belonging. Second, it delineates how the multiple uses of clothing, both by the colonizing state and the colonial movement articulates its importance in serving as a symbolic boundary in nationalist identity formation. Lastly, using methods of visual analysis, the research explains how the convergence between clothing, social movements, and social media creates a non-violent transnational social movement.
Yangzom, Dicky, "Clothing and Social Movements: The Politics of Dressing in Colonized Tibet" (2014). CUNY Academic Works.