issue analysis

In this assignment, which is a variation of a rhetorical analysis you will be developing a research question on a significant current issue, finding evidence which guides you to an answer to said question, then writing an essay that both summarizes and analyzes the data and various arguments presented around the issue.  While this type of writing might feel disembodied from standard the real world, it nevertheless emphasizes analysis skills useful in outside contexts:  Whether it’s being able to break down the strengths or flaws in an argument (debunking why a conspiracy makes no sense), convincing a good friend why their well-intentioned argument is irrational, or in a professional context, being able to perform a needs assessment or marketing analysis.

You may opt to continue with your same topic from Essay #2 or choose an entirely new topic. Similarly, you may focus on your previously chosen audience/context (peer group; lived community; workplace context). Regardless of the option chosen, your essay will need to address the following:

1. Describe and briefly summarize the key arguments presented in your evidence.

2. Identify the assumptions and premises (e.g. warrants) of the evidence or arguments.

3. Analyze the quality of said premises and assumptions (i.e. provide a rationale for why these are valid or weak premises). This means highlighting fallacies or other flaws that weaken the overall argument, and/or highlighting the strengths of the argument.

4. Identify the most prominent rhetorical appeals in the argument and their strength.

Similar to Essay #2, I will still be assessing the following technical areas:

· Word Count:  The essay should be a minimum  of 1750 words (references and title page are not included in this count). That said, don’t stress if you go slightly under or over

· APA References:  A minimum of 5 in text-citations which follow APA formatting. A separate APA reference page must also be included.

· General Formatting:  This means including a title page, utilizing double spacing throughout, and including page numbers.

As always, I am expecting a well-organized essay that adheres to college standards of writing. Your thesis for this essay should be framed as an answer to your research question from one of your writing exercises. Please note that if your complete draft exceeds  10 grammatical, spelling, or typographical errors, then you will be required to revise before receiving a grade.

Finally, remember that your goal is not to agree or disagree with the arguments, nor is it to propose a specific course of action or solution (i.e. a proposition of policy): You’re evaluating the effectiveness of the arguments and evidence (in other words “is this a good or a bad argument” and explaining why it is/isn’t, in simplest terms). In other words, your personal feelings about the topic are largely irrelevant for this assignment.

I have provided a video below which should add some context to the written text (or if you just like listening instead of reading).

FASHION INDUSTRY 1

 

FASHION INDUSTRY 5

 

 

 

 

Fashion Industry

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Niinimäki, K., Peters, G., Dahlbo, H., Perry, P., Rissanen, T., & Gwilt, A. (2020). The environmental price of fast fashion. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment1(4), 189-200.

According to Niinimäki, the fashion industry’s environmentally damaging supply chain operations are coming under growing international criticism. It’s no secret that the industry has a negative environmental impact because of its reliance on low-cost, frequent consumption and short-lived garment use. This source is significantly helpful in this study since it will help us identify environmental implications at critical points in the textile and fashion value chain, from manufacturing to consumption, focusing on water use, chemical pollution, CO2 emissions, and textile waste.

Nguyen, H. T., Le, D. M. D., Ho, T. T. M., & Nguyen, P. M. (2020). Enhancing sustainability in the contemporary model of CSR: A case of fast fashion industry in developing countries. Social Responsibility Journal.

According to Nguyen, as the fast fashion sector grows in underdeveloped countries, there is a risk of unsustainable expansion. A sustainable CSR strategy must therefore be implemented by the garment and textile industry to ensure the long-term viability of their CSR efforts. This study provides a comprehensive look at the present state of research on CSR and sustainability in developing nations is why makes this study so important and significant.

Marques, A. D., Marques, A., & Ferreira, F. (2020). Homo Sustentabilis: Circular economy and new business models in fashion industry. SN Applied Sciences2(2), 1-5.

According to last year’s studies and political speeches by Marques, he focused heavily on sustainability and the future of the next generation. Our common future depends on “a new relationship with our commodities and materials” (Walter Stahel, p. 17) since it will save resources and energy while also creating local jobs for the future. In the circular economy, there are two basic types of business models: those that encourage reusing and extending the life of products through repair, reconstruction, remanufacture, upgrades (such as upcycling), and retrofits, and those that recycle (either upcycle or downcycle) used goods and materials. This resource is useful for this research because it will help us understand the circular economy and new business models in fashion industry.

Ozdamar-Ertekin, Z. (2019). Can Luxury Fashion Provide a Roadmap for Sustainability?. Markets, Globalization & Development Review4(1).

According to Ozdamar-Ertekin, the fashion industry is one of the most significant in the world in terms of environmental and social implications,. It’s an extremely complicated and fragmented business. For those consumers who can’t afford to wear luxury fashion brands, the current “quick fashion” model fills the void by allowing them to get the same look for less money. This source is vital for this research reason being, it will aid in understanding the importance of fashion in terms of environmental and its social implications.

Gazzola, P., Pavione, E., Pezzetti, R., & Grechi, D. (2020). Trends in the fashion industry. The perception of sustainability and circular economy: A gender/generation quantitative approach. Sustainability12(7), 2809.

According to Gazzola, Fashion companies must rethink their business models in light of the dramatic shifts that have occurred in the industry’s competitive landscape and the profound changes that have occurred in the way people live their lives. Sustainability and the so-called “circular economy” are examined in depth following a study of current trends in the clothing industry. There is evidence from consumer behavior research that the new generations are growing more cognizant of these issues. This source is important to this research since it shows the trends in the fashion industry and will help in understanding these trends.

Mrad, M., Farah, M. F., & Haddad, S. (2019). From Karl Lagerfeld to Erdem: a series of collaborations between designer luxury brands and fast-fashion brands. Journal of Brand Management26(5), 567-582.

According to Mrad, A number of high-end luxury firms have expressed an interest in collaborating with H&M. Some academics have recognized how important it is to study whether consumer reactions to the co-partnering luxury firms are changed by the collaboration, but to our knowledge no research has looked at luxury consumer reactions to such collaborations. Therefore, this study focuses on how a luxury brand’s collaboration with a fast-fashion business affects consumers’ perceptions of the luxury brand. Face-to-face, in-depth interviews were performed with 30 UK consumers to gain insights on consumer reactions given the lack of information available on the topic. Through this source, we are able to understand a series of collaborations between designer luxury brands and fast-fashion brands in this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Niinimäki, K., Peters, G., Dahlbo, H., Perry, P., Rissanen, T., & Gwilt, A. (2020). The environmental price of fast fashion. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment1(4), 189-200.

Nguyen, H. T., Le, D. M. D., Ho, T. T. M., & Nguyen, P. M. (2020). Enhancing sustainability in the contemporary model of CSR: A case of fast fashion industry in developing countries. Social Responsibility Journal.

Marques, A. D., Marques, A., & Ferreira, F. (2020). Homo Sustentabilis: Circular economy and new business models in fashion industry. SN Applied Sciences2(2), 1-5.

Ozdamar-Ertekin, Z. (2019). Can Luxury Fashion Provide a Roadmap for Sustainability?. Markets, Globalization & Development Review4(1).

Gazzola, P., Pavione, E., Pezzetti, R., & Grechi, D. (2020). Trends in the fashion industry. The perception of sustainability and circular economy: A gender/generation quantitative approach. Sustainability12(7), 2809.

Mrad, M., Farah, M. F., & Haddad, S. (2019). From Karl Lagerfeld to Erdem: a series of collaborations between designer luxury brands and fast-fashion brands. Journal of Brand Management26(5), 567-582.

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