The Method Research for Analyzing Contemporary Fashion Phenomena - Focused on Mass Culture Theory -

  • Kim, Seo-Youn (Dept. of Clothing & Textile, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Park, Kil-Soon (Dept. of Clothing & Textile, Chungnam National University)
  • Published : 2001.11.01


Re purpose of this study is to indicate the framework to analyze the contemporary fashion phenomena taking on aspect as above by grafting the mass culture theory onto the study for fashion phenomena. The contemporary culture phenomena look like a same thing apparently, but various individual characters appeared in them. And all cultures are mixed in the name of mass culture, but the subordinate concepts which can classify the culture are still in existence. And this equally appear in the contemporary fashion, one of culture phenomena. The concept of the contemporary mass culture can be explained with the taste culture, Cans' theory indicated, divided into highbrow culture, middlebrow culture, and lowbrow culture. And the phenomena of the contemporary mass culture also can be explained with globalization that came down to homogenization, regionalization hybridization.