Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 128 - 135 2015-08-30

NERDS: THE PHENOMENON OF INTERTEXTUAL GARMENT BETWEEN WORSHIP AND DISTINCTION

Emiliano Chirchiano [1]

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Printed T-shirts are the characteristic garment, risen to the role of distinctive “uniform”, used by one of the most representative socio-cultural phenomenon of the latest years: nerds. Rather than the style of the garment, more than its aesthetic dimension, I focus on T-shirt explicit semiotic content.

This paper aims to show how nerds could be considered as a universal cultural field based on consumption practices. How a label once considered a stigma became something to be proud of. How the choice of clothing becomes a complex tool for identity construction and community making.

Keywords: Mass Culture, Communication, Community, Cinema, Comics, Television, Fandom. 

Mass Culture, Communication, Community, Cinema, Comics, Television, Fandom
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Bibtex @ { ijasos104817, journal = {International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2411-183X}, address = {OCERINT International Organization Center of Academic Research}, year = {2015}, volume = {1}, pages = {128 - 135}, doi = {10.18769/ijasos.93408}, title = {NERDS: THE PHENOMENON OF INTERTEXTUAL GARMENT BETWEEN WORSHIP AND DISTINCTION}, key = {cite}, author = {Chirchiano, Emiliano} }
APA Chirchiano, E . (2015). NERDS: THE PHENOMENON OF INTERTEXTUAL GARMENT BETWEEN WORSHIP AND DISTINCTION. International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences, 1 (2), 128-135. DOI: 10.18769/ijasos.93408
MLA Chirchiano, E . "NERDS: THE PHENOMENON OF INTERTEXTUAL GARMENT BETWEEN WORSHIP AND DISTINCTION". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 1 (2015): 128-135 <http://ijasos.ocerintjournals.org/issue/7986/104817>
Chicago Chirchiano, E . "NERDS: THE PHENOMENON OF INTERTEXTUAL GARMENT BETWEEN WORSHIP AND DISTINCTION". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 1 (2015): 128-135
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