Uluslararası Öğrencilerin Kimlik Performanslarında Modanın Sosyal Uyum ve Direniş Aracı Olarak Kullanımı: Kocaeli Üniversitesi Örneği

Sayımer İ. , Bayraktar S.

Uluslararası Kültürel ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi, cilt.6, ss.827-840, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Uluslararası Kültürel ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.827-840


Since ancient times humans' clothing practices have played an important role in identity building and social relations by creating a world of images about a person. The fashion concept which stands out in this context has become a significant communication tool that affects the individual in a social, political, economic and cultural context depending on the time and different social cultures. This study focuses on to discover the roles of fashion and clothing practices of foreign international students as a means of social cohesion and resistance in protecting their own values of identity performances in a socio-cultural environment different from their own countries. In accordance with this paper‟s objectives, a focus group interview was held with volunteer international students, studying at different postgraduate levels of Communication faculty of Kocaeli University at the end of 2019. The students were asked five open-ended questions including their fashion preferences and their views on clothing practices. The interview was recorded, then analysed and evaluated by descriptive analysis method. By analysing the responses, researchers came to a conclusion that participant foreign students use fashion effectively as a communication and adaptation tool in their identity performances in a different culture.