Write down a research question that you think will guide your research based on the information you have about your object.

Object

Description

– Include images of your three objects and the process of your object selections.

– Based on the 3 potential objects that you have selected for your research:

1. Start with the object you are mostly interested in analyzing.

2. Explain why you chose them in a maximum of 3 sentences for each object.

3. Is your object branded? What is the generic dress/body object for it? Is your object a generic dress/body object? What is a branded example for it as a case study? Does your object belong to a bigger type or category?

4. How does your object relate to the dressed body? A simple sentence will do.

5. Identify each object’s connection to the larger (Self, Time, and Space).

What is the larger significance of this connection?

6. Write down a research question that you think will guide your research based on the information you have about your object.

7. What type of analysis do you think would be useful for informing your research and answering this question? Refer to the attached PDF for more details.

REQUIREMENTS:

Your outline/rough draft should include the following:

1. YOUR OBJECT

– Describe the object you are studying. Who wears it? When and where does it appear? What are the circumstances of its production and consumption, what are the key associations and connotations?

– This portion should serve as an introduction to your object and its position in the fashion system.

2. ARGUMENT / THESIS STATEMENT

– Describe the object’s relationship to the themes of Self, Time, and Space. What is the object’s relationship to these themes and what are the implications for our studies of fashion (in other words, why is this significant)?

– This portion should serve as a summarization of your general argument and a roadmap for the rest of your case study.

3. ANALYSIS

– List the primary methods of analysis you will use to explore your object and its relationship to the themes of Self, Time, and Space.

Explain why you have chosen these methods – in other words, defend your decision. Review the assignment sheet and select from the following methods of analysis: visual analysis, semiotic analysis, historical analysis, theoretical analysis, comparative analysis, phenomenological analysis.

– This portion should explain your methods and your rationale for selecting them to demonstrate your main argument.

4. RESOURCES

– Include 3-5 credible, scholarly resources that you might use in your final object case study. At least one resource must be written. Resources can be drawn from the following categories: objects, images, advertisements, historical information, theoretical/written information.

– This portion should map the key examples you will use to demonstrate your main argument.