Embodiment and Perception in Mongolian Fashion: A Focus on the Mongolian Fashion (68574)

Session Information: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
Session Chair: Saunier Isaline

Sunday, 28 May 2023 14:30
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

This paper proposes to present the recent research carried out within the framework of my PhD. It presents an analysis of the reinterpretation, reinvention and reappropriation of clothing practices in general, and the wearing of the deel - one of the so-called traditional clothing - in particular, in contemporary Mongolia. Based on several ethnographic and online fieldworks, complemented by the analysis of historical and technical data, my thesis outlines the contours of clothing practices and making through a gender lens. The Mongolian case is exemplary in that it unfolds the articulation of perception and embodiment by taking into account the gendered uses of clothing while thinking differently about post-socialist national identity claims.Within a changing and globalized fashion, in constant negotiation, the aim is to understand how Mongolian identity is recomposed in a capitalist economic system with regard to external and internal influences and gender identities. The study of contemporary processes such as fashion reveals the intimate attachment of Mongolians to their clothes. I thus propose the study of a Mongolian variation of self (re)presentation on a national and international scale through the fashion lens.

Isaline Saunier, GSRL (Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités), France

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Isaline Saunier is an archaeologist and a social anthropologist attached to the GSRL (EPHE-CNRS). Her research focuses on clothing practices, fashion, heritage, gendered identities and the use of photography and social networks in Mongolia.

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