Tag Archives: Pop Culture

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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Making Fun of Fashion: Subjective and Non-Comprehensive Thoughts on the 1990s, Irony, and Deliberately Ugly Street Style

This post can now be found on our new site, Dismantle Magazine: Fashion, Popular Culture, Social Change! Check it out here: Making Fun of Fashion…

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Urban Outfitters Appropriates Queer Fashion Yet Mocks Trans-individuals

Thought provoking article by Malic White from Bitch Magazine about Urban Outfitters’ transphobic promotion of their androgynous clothing line.    

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My Father Loved Cars

I have fond memories of the cool cars that my father owned which always seemed to be getting wash in the front drive way while I was growing up. My father’s love of cars went back to his youth; I … Continue reading

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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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