In Brief

Many years ago people in Norway tended to dress for showing which political fraction they were supporting. That was especially remarkable for the ones who supported the PLO (the Palistinian...

Many years ago people in Norway tended to dress for showing which political fraction they were supporting. That was especially remarkable for the ones who supported the PLO (the Palistinian Liberation Organization), most of them wearing the ‘PLO-scarf’ around their neck.

These days a new, similar, trend is developing. As we all, and especially the youth, want to express who we are, we are becoming narratives by the way we dress.

According to an article in the weekend magazine of the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, we are becoming narrativists. We are all telling the story of who we are by the clothes we wear. And that is something the manufacturers of clothes take advantage of. Especially in regards to the young generation which often is rebellious towards their parents. The youth express their opposition by wearing jeans of different brands, each brand telling "something" about the person who is wearing it. The youngsters look at each others butts to see what brand they have. By doing so, youth are including in regards to their own culture and excluding in regards to everybody else, especially their own parents.

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