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Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

jack wills…

03.19.2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

Our students kindly featured some of my ramblings on their blog. I reference jack wills as one of the looks often encountered on campus. It is a most intriguing phenomenon. Of course: all I know about that I’ve learned from Daniel Smith… There’s a book in the offing as well. ...

Becoming vs Being – Towards an anti-Heideggerian and post-Platonic Ontology of Fashion – A Preliminary Note

11.12.2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

[footnotes at the end of this post – links don’t work…] As Simmelian/Bermanian Marxist, Plessner fan and antifascist, I have a deep aversion against the protagonists of the proto-fascist “conservative revolution” (konservative Revolution) in the Weimar Republic – people like “jurist” Carl Schmitt, the essayist and “novelist” Ernst Jünger, the “historian” Oswald Spengler … and ...

definitions…

09.01.2011 · Posted in Uncategorized

The problem with definitions is that they are either too narrow or too wide – and they always fall short of pinning down the concept. One example I came across recently is Adam Arvidsen’s (2010: 4) definition of the “ethical economy” as one ‘creating the values and norms that keep a particular web of social ...

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