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Garments in Exchange - Changing Clothes Around the World

Clothing and dress are among the most central and common aspects of social and cultural life around the world. Dress may be used to represent a person’s or a group’s identity, and to create similarity or difference. Clothes are deeply social as they are commonly handed on in families, among friends and in transnational communities. They may be changed over the course of a day and their styles change over time in response to global and local fashion trends. To explore the significance of clothing in identity formations, we have invited authors from around the world to reflect on this topic.

Editorial team: Sinah Kloß, Andrea Hollington, Tijo Salverda, Nina Schneider, Oliver Tappe