Living in the global society of the early twenty-first century means dealing with rapidly changing attitudes about fashion, the body, and social identity. Since the beginning of Modernity, many factors have disrupted long-standing traditions and assumptions about identity and the body and created new gender perceptions. Based on your interests and the material covered in this class, identify, explore, and discuss a particular issue or question that excites or concerns you about the fashion world. Your question must connect fashion with other social and cultural issues regarding the body and identity. Remember to always make the connections between fashion and social/cultural issues. Topics: Body and ideology, freeing the body, Fashion and identity, Fashion and sex.