Fashion designers have brought about a storm in this glamour world with their commendably fabulous variety. Cultures are not monolithic They are very complicated so, study more than one area (e.g., languages, dialects, food, rituals, customs, etc.). I used all the synonyms above because they clearly describe our miserable, decrepit and wretched condition, given that our country of Mzantsi is the richest in Africa, in so many ways, and we are at the bottom of any end and every development and progress that is taking place in our country, and we stand by the sidelines and watch other people, who are not of our land, become better, rich, educated, and successful. Although vest designs have been around for a long time, hundreds of years in fact, they have seen a resurgence in popularity, for both fashion design and utility. If you are a fisherman, a boating enthusiast, or an old hippy with a love of the 60’s, someone is designing a vest for your needs and desires. The perceived split that was consideration to have resulted in the birth of Black Pirates was fiction. There never was a split, although the question of whether or not to affiliate to National Professional Soccer League was a hot topic at the time. This was never the reason for the collision course that Dave Motsamai and Orlando Pirates Football Club found themselves on. By the 1980s, activists commonly organized themselves into soccer squads to confound the regime. They could travel easily across international borders, and matches represented a valuable source of money for underground anti-apartheid organizations. Peter Alegi, a historian and author of African Soccerscapes, told me that as early as 1944, the revenue from soccer matches was being handed over to the ANC. Patson Banda, a former player for the Orlando Pirates, remembers one game that was played across the border in Zimbabwe in front of more than 100,000 paying fans. Again, the ANC received the proceeds collected at the gate. Even so, when cultures come into contact with each other, destruction and construction are inevitable. In fact, cultures that come in contact with each other destroy and construct each other ambivalently. It’s an odd paradox but it is the always the mark of change. Different cultures in communication can lead to a weeding out of certain traditions, adaptions of new ways, transferring of foods and goods, inspiration for styles or stories by looking back into the past or observing the present, new perspectives on politics, religion, and philosophy, collaboration on global projects for business or science, and even warfare for those cultures that have incompatible or irreconcilable beliefs or ways of life. Cultures in contact will always lead to destruction and construction in one or more manifestations: political, economic, religious, ideological.
In a further effort to separate the aristocrat from the laborer, forms of etiquette and manners were introduced. Men’s fashion became a part of this revolution, and the code of dress was often adopted from the highest ranks of the local military, as those officers were considered members of this blue-blooded class of patricians. Extemeley informative. A must read for anyone wishing to travel and embrase Brasilian life and culture and an excellent introduction to her history. Viva Brasil I look forward to learning more. The gothic fashion refers to a dark mysterious style of fashion which verges on the edge of morbidness; you may have heard of it as dressing like the vampires. This style is associated with teenagers and rock musicians who dress exclusively in black but it is a lot more than that. It encompasses a wholly distinct Gothic culture and includes movies, fiction, and very passionate followers. Status updates, photos as well as likes within the Facebook timeline depicts that social identity is typically based on the self-categorization. It is majorly assigned to people based on beliefs, behavior, and other characteristics (Sanderson, Frederick & Stocz, 2016). For instance, the majority of my status updates are based on football analysis of various teams across the universe, which is accompanied by lucrative photos for a proper explanation. Moreover, my Facebook likes are mostly on the contents that resonate with football analysis (Schwartz & Halegoua, 2015). Thus, most individuals have customized profile in a bid to identify with certain social groups they are typically aligned with, and permit them to easily connect with over certain things, thereby enhancing their respective in-group ties. Anyway, I will return again to read the rest of your hub. I have always found your hubs interesting and insightful. Unfortunately too lengthy (for me) to read in one session. At a certain point I just have to stop and digest, and share my thoughts. I believe it is important for us South Africans to know how we interpret our past and present. Surely, only then we will be able to destroy all misconceptions and move forward as one nation, not repeating mistakes that were made in the past. To put together a coherent historical matrix and mosaic of Africans in South Africa, we need to interconnect all the various historical timelines and oral and traditional history as has already been begun to be sculpted in the first Hub- “South African Culture, Customs, Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance Against Dysfunctional Existence”. There is a history of South Africa either earlier than 11- and 1600 A.D.