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OMG(s)!: Investigating the spiritual body
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This work aims to discuss the contemporary view on religion and is an investigation of the body’s capacity for spiritual expression. By combining spirituality with contemporary fashion scene and what is praised today, the result presents a suggestion for a new religion, with references to the development of religion through the history of humanity and how the body has functioned in that, exchanged to materials, shapes and symbols used of the contemporary man. The work defines spirituality and religion as two different things, that spirituality is genetic and religion is based on culture. The assumtion is that culture creates its religion based in inherited spirituality. It is be based on the findings of the connections between culture and religion, the ideas of human transformed into gods, and aims to state the importance of religion in societies, even in our modern one, and that is it natural to believe, but the work also aims to brakes the illusion of religions as “real”, but rather is a social and cultural construction to help us deal with our inherited spirituality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
Fashion, body, god-dressing, spirituality, culture
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-536DiVA: diva2:842743
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Textil- och modedesign
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-07-22 Last updated: 2015-08-26Bibliographically approved

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