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Beauty Norms: Multiplicity and Methodology

November 29, 2011 by


I’ve already written about my research interests at the intersection of food and pop culture. I’d like to turn to my other interest, clothing, and see the possibilities there. Just as preparing and eating food can be a form of self-expression, we can deliberately use clothing as a form of self-expression too. Before I start […]

Parisian Style in the American Imagination

August 9, 2011 by


More than any other city, Paris evokes a very specific ideal of timeless, romantic clothing: Breton shirts, straw hats, scarves around the neck, all accessorized with a bicycle basket stuffed with wine and baguettes. Paris is not alone in this; most cities are epitomized by a certain type of style. In fact, men’s style blog […]

The Ornamentation of the Privileged Tribes of the East Coast: The Politics of Preppy Clothing

April 14, 2011 by


Last week I saw yet another of my peers abusing the local speed bumps with his kitted-out jungle-ready Land Rover complete with steering wheel on the right side of the vehicle (this car had Pennsylvania plates, mind you). The driver looked like he was all set to partake in some Pacification of the Primitive Tribes […]