Volume 2 of Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom is exclusively available in South Africa at 120 Bree Street.
Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom predominately explores the intersections between slavery and fashion.
This digital humanities project is also an entry point for exploring larger questions of race, identity, and equity. As enslaved people did not have access to many forms of self-expression, their sartorial ingenuity is of particular consequence. There is a great need to study and disseminate information on the importance of fashion to enslaved peoples, especially considering that the relationship between dress and enslavement intersects with present-day identities of people of African descent. Because of this past and present significance, Fashioning the Self presents original content, articles, archival images, and videos with explanatory captions on social media platforms.