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ERIC Number: EJ851114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Dress Codes in Post-Apartheid South African Workplaces
Grant, Terri; Nodoba, Gaontebale
Business Communication Quarterly, v72 n3 p360-365 2009
There are many factors that influence dress code decision making in formal and informal business arenas. In South Africa, with its colonial and apartheid history followed by an exuberant resurgence of Africanism, factors such as diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, and culture play a critical role in lifestyle and worldview. These many and often competing influences and interests may enrich people's lives (and dress sense) but may have served to confuse and confound. Historical context, climate--both physical and cultural--and globalization also play a crucial role in how people choose to present themselves. In this article, these overarching and interrelated issues of diversity and climate and their perceived impacts on business attire will be explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa