It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, but I refuse to celebrate (while it is fun, I feel somewhat uneasy about the whole concept, for reasons I can’t quite explain yet). Here’s some interesting stuff I want to catalogue/share:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Sometime I need to read Craig Bellamy’s new Fast Capitalism article he discusses here
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Is affect becoming a commonplace term in the humanities, to the point that it’s various definitions are being conflated? Jenny Edbauer Rice speculates on this.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ From Viz.: Discussion of fashion as visual rhetoric. Excerpt:
Yet fashion is a form of self-(re)presentation in which everyone engages–even when they think they are rejecting it, or at least “not thinking about it.” (Nudist colonists are maybe an exception, but even they have to get dressed sometimes.) The best expression of this point I know of is Meryl Streep’s monologue about the blue sweater in The Devil Wears Prada. Fashion implicates everyone in its complex social, cultural, even political networks: of capital, class, gender, race, sexuality, globalization…the list could go on.