A Cultural History of Clothing

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Taught by E.A. Burlingame

E.A. Burlingame is a medical anthropologist, artist and educator who has been teaching people of all ages for a decade.  Professor Burlingame's education philosophy is that learning is culture.  Her teaching practices are steeped in active learning and laughter.

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Adornment is basic to being human and one of the fundamental forms through which we communicate our identity to others. In this class, we will discover the ways that culture, environment, values and morals all help to shape what clothing is deemed appropriate in different cultures and time periods. You will also learn why no human is ever truly "naked". 

This class will include lecture, discussion and activities.

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