Modelling of the self

The project arose in an empirical study about clothing practices as technologies of (self-) governance in the sense of Foucault's “governmentality”. Clothes practices were investigated using the example of two Russian cities - Moscow and Yekaterinburg - by open interviews and interpreted in the context of the Soviet and post-Soviet body, beauty and clothing discourse. The study is in the tradition of cultural studies and should provide insights into the social function of clothing in the everyday life of current Russian society.


Project management: Katharina Klingseis

Duration: 2006-2009

Funding: FWF