Tag Archives: consumer culture

Forever Pretty in Pink: A teen classic turns 30. But is it actually a working-class “woman’s film”?

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A Plus in the Sun: The Spatial Politics of Selling Plus-Size Clothes to Women

Clichés about the lack of stylish options for larger women are so, well, worn out that it’s always amazing to me when I see that plus-sized departments are still filled either with gold sequins and animal prints and flutter sleeves, … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Edition: On Christmas Movie Miracles, Makeovers and Shopgirls

[Note: Sadly, teaching 4 classes at 2 schools hasn’t left much time for blogging this term. But, in honor of holiday shopping season I thought I’d share this excerpt from my dissertation. The chapter looks at the shifting role of … Continue reading

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Do Fast Fashion Retailers “Promote Sustainability” Through Clothing Donation Programs?

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Fashion and Irony Part Two: The Trouble with “Hipsters” and a Hopeful Semiotics of Ilana Glazer

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Who Wears the Pants?

In order to understand the world and the endless amount of information we take in every second, the human brain has developed the use of ‘schemata’, or categories, which are used as frameworks so that information can be easily and … Continue reading

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