Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

Actio, Capitalism, Gender, Identity, Nonverbal images, Mannequins, Modernity, Rhetoric

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

This collaborative paper examines the visual rhetoric of mannequins: the embodied media representation of the future consumer. Citing material evidence from Sweden, the USA, Egypt, Singapore, and China, the paper explores the visual arguments of mannequins as they embody female and male con-structions of identity, position, and power, both reflecting and shaping social doxa with regard to gender norms, sexuality, religious behavior, end even nationality.

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The rhetoric of store-window mannequins

University of Windsor

This collaborative paper examines the visual rhetoric of mannequins: the embodied media representation of the future consumer. Citing material evidence from Sweden, the USA, Egypt, Singapore, and China, the paper explores the visual arguments of mannequins as they embody female and male con-structions of identity, position, and power, both reflecting and shaping social doxa with regard to gender norms, sexuality, religious behavior, end even nationality.