Wardrobe of Selves

Wardrobe of Selves, Peter Bakowski's seventh full-length poetry collection, pays homage to: the acrostic poem, aphorisms, blues and roots music, the cities of Berlin, Melbourne and Paris, espionage, film noir, haiku, humour, modern history, ...

Author: Peter Bakowski


ISBN: 0648685306

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

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Wardrobe of Selves examines what differentiates our private self from our public self--how often or rarely each of us is candid, driven to reveal our oldest secrets and scars; or calculating, moving through rooms and situations with bravado and ambition; or on the cusp of giving birth to our most remarkable self or conversely jettisoning a limited self which has held us back for too long. The real and fictitious individuals portrayed in Wardrobe of Selves represent a spectrum of responses to pivotal human moments of idyll and dilemma, creativity and fury. Wardrobe of Selves, Peter Bakowski's seventh full-length poetry collection, pays homage to: the acrostic poem, aphorisms, blues and roots music, the cities of Berlin, Melbourne and Paris, espionage, film noir, haiku, humour, modern history, pacifism, painting, photography portraiture, proverbs, quotations, the sonnet, surrealism and travel.

The Nomads of Mykonos

This is why the idea ofa 'wardrobe of selves' is useful: it can be a wardrobe of 'engendered' selves, a wardrobe of 'social' selves, even a wardrobe of ...

Author: Pola Bousiou

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857450685

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d'élection, a 'gang' of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in turn is aesthetically marked by the transient cultural properties of Mykonos. Drawing semiotically from its ancient counterpart Delos, whose myth of emergence entails a spatial restlessness, contemporary Mykonos also acquires an idiosyncratic fluidity. In mythology Delos, the island of Apollo, was condemned by the gods to be an island in constant movement. Mykonos, as a signifier of a new form of ontological nomadism, semiotically shares such assumptions. The Nomads of Mykonos keep returning to a series of alternative affective groups largely in order to heal a split: between their desire for autonomy, rebellion and aloneness and their need to affectively belong to a collectivity. Mykonos for the Mykoniots d'élection is their permanent 'stopover'; their regular comings and goings discursively project onto Mykonos' space an allegorical (discordant) notion of 'home'.

The Neurological Patient in History

There is as-it-were a wardrobe of selves.33 The neurasthenic might on this markedly postmodern view of the self experiment endlessly with various forms of ...

Author: L. S. Jacyna

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580464123

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Essays from noted contributors trace the evolution of the neurological patient's role, treatment, and place in the history of medicine.

Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing

Above all , it is a plurality of self - representation that brings Aline ... and Gubar take this presentation of Orlando ' s wardrobe of selves in Woolf ' s ...

Author: Susan Bainbrigge

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039113828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Few full-length studies exist in English on French-speaking authors from Belgium. What, if any, are the particular features of francophone Belgian writing? This book explores questions of cultural and literary identity, and offers an overview of currents in critical debate regarding the place of francophone Belgian writing and its relationship to its larger neighbour, but also engages with broader questions concerning the classification of 'francophone' literature. The study brings together well-known and less well-known modern and contemporary writers (Suzanne Lilar, Neel Doff, Dominique Rolin, Jacqueline Harpman, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Jean Muno, Nicole Malinconi, and Amélie Nothomb) whose works share a number of recurring themes and features, notably a preoccupation with questions of identity and alterity. Overall, the study highlights the diverse ways in which these questions of cultural identity and alterity emerge as a dominant theme throughout the corpus, viewed through a series of literary and cultural frameworks which bring together perspectives both local and global.

Why Women Wear What They Wear

Inasmuch as choosing what to wear can be seen as an act of self-construction, so too, the act of sorting out former selves through clothing is also part of ...

Author: Sophie Woodward

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9780857851475

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Each morning we establish an image and an identity for ourselves through the simple act of getting dressed. Why Women Wear What They Wear presents an intimate ethnography of clothing choice. The book uses real women's lives and clothing decisions - observed and discussed at the moment of getting dressed - to illustrate theories of clothing, the body and identity. Woodward pieces together what women actually think about clothing, dress and the body in a world where popular media and culture presents an increasingly extreme and distorted view of femininity and the ideal body. Immediately accessible to all those who have stood in front of a mirror and wondered 'does this make me look fat?', 'is this skirt really me?' or 'does this jacket match?', Why Women Wear What They Wear provides students of anthropology and fashion with a fresh perspective on the social issues and constraints we are all consciously or unconsciously negotiating when we get dressed.

Delusions of Gender How Our Minds Society and Neurosexism Create Difference

For, as it turns out, the self-concept is surprisingly malleable. ... But in all of us, a rather large portion of the Wardrobe of Self is taken up with the ...

Author: Cordelia Fine

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393079252

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is.”—The New York Times It’s the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children—boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks—we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is more often than not a validation of the status quo. Women, it seems, are just too intuitive for math; men too focused for housework. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior. Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender. Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different—a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.

Hybrid Voices Hybrid Texts

Reintegration and Fragmentation of the Self The creation of Orlanda
encapsulates Aline ' s fantasy of integration of masculine ... ( Woolf 212 - 13 ) ' s
Gilbert and Gubar take this presentation of Orlando ' s wardrobe of selves in
Woolf ' s text and ...

Author: Gill Rye


ISBN: UVA:X004878958

Category: French literature

Page: 128

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Both Sides of the Wardrobe

must continue to experience a kind of painful self-death in heaven. This is not purgatory he is talking about, but heaven! Overcoming self-will It is clear ...

Author: Robert C. Fennell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498229876

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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The beloved Chronicles of Narnia are only the "top layer" of the rich treasure trove of C.S. Lewis's writing. This brilliant Oxford don made a tremendous impact on contemporary Christian thought and has deeply influenced generations of followers of Jesus in the half-century since his death. The authors in this collection examine Lewis's many contributions and reflect deeply on their significance for theology, spiritual imagination, and the challenge of Christian discipleship today. From Narnian adventures to Screwtape's letters, through studies of Lewis's collaborators (like J.R.R. Tolkien) and inspirations (like George MacDonald), and by way of reflection on deeper theological themes like human will, joy, and the End of Days, this book will inspire and provoke contemplation of God's presence in your life and in our world. CONTRIBUTORS: Chris Armstrong, Laurence DeWolfe, Brenton Dickieson, Sarah Grondin, David Hawkesworth, Carol Kuzmochka, David Purdy, Allen B. Robertson, Wayne Smith, Michael Tutton

In a Witch s Wardrobe

Taking on a new name isn't so much a rejection of the past as an embracing of our new selves, our inner selves, our true Selves.” The Wiccans in Bronwyn's ...

Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101587157

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store—and practicing magic on the side. But when she encounters a sinister sleeping spell, Lily comes face-to-face with a nightmarish evil... Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show. But when a young woman at the event falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses that a curse was placed on the woman’s corsage. Before Lily can solve the woman’s magical ailment, she’s asked to assist in investigating a string of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community. She’s gained the trust of the local covens by supporting women’s charities through her clothing store. But soon, Lily suspects that one of her new acquaintances might not be so well intentioned and could be dabbling in dark magic and deadly botany…

Recycling Indian Clothing

The family wardrobe is conceived as a collection of “selves” that is managed by the woman in the household; the accumulation of clothing reflects the ...

Author: Lucy Norris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253004505

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In today's globally connected marketplace, a wedding sari in rural north India may become a woman's blouse or cushion cover in a Western boutique. Lucy Norris's anthropological study of the recycling of clothes in Delhi follows garments as they are gifted, worn, handed on, discarded, recycled, and sold once more. Gifts of clothing are used to make and break relationships within middle-class households, but a growing surplus of unwanted clothing now contributes to a global glut of textile waste. When old clothing is, for instance, bartered for new kitchen utensils, it enters a vast waste commodity system in which it may be resold to the poor or remade into new textiles and exported. Norris traces these local and transnational flows through homes and markets as she tells the stories of the people who work in the largely hidden world of fabric recycling.

The Social Life of Kimono

They are able to reveal or conceal their true selves through their dressing practice. Shopping or collecting clothing is a part of the self-constructing ...

Author: Sheila Cliffe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472585554

Category: History

Page: 256

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The kimono is an iconic garment with a history as rich and colourful as the textiles from which it is crafted. Deeply associated with Japanese culture both past and present, it has often been thought of as a highly gendered, rigidly traditional and unchanging national costume. This book challenges that perception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages behind the kimono from the point of view of its wearers and producers, many of whom – both men and women – see the garment as a vehicle for self-expression. Taking a material culture approach, The Social Life of Kimono is the first study to combine the history of the kimono as a fashionable garment with an in-depth exploration of its multifaceted role today on both the street and the catwalk. Through case studies covering historical advertising campaigns, fashion magazines, interviews with contemporary kimono designers, large scale and small craft producers, and consumers who choose to wear them, The Social Life of Kimono gives a unique insight into making and meaning of this complex garment.

Fashion Studies

I conducted a followup interview during which we went through the clothes ... in terms of a typology of former, current, and aspirational selves. Wardrobe ...

Author: Heike Jenss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472583192

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The study of fashion has expanded into a thriving field of inquiry, with researchers utilizing diverse methods from across subject disciplines to explore fashion and dress in wide-ranging contexts. With an emphasis on material culture and ethnographic approaches in fashion studies, this groundbreaking volume offers fascinating insights into the complex dynamics of research and fashion. Featuring unique case studies, with interdisciplinary scholars reflecting on their practical research experiences, Fashion Studies provides rich and nuanced perspectives on the use, and mixing and matching of methodological approaches – including object and image based research, the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods and the fluid bridging of theory and practice. Engaging with diverse subjects, from ethnographies of model casting and street-style blogging, wardrobe studies and a material culture analysis of global denim wearing, to Martin Margiela's design and archival methods, Fashion Studies presents complex approaches in a lively and informative manner that will appeal to students of fashion, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and related fields.

Acts of Undressing

Politics, Eroticism, and Discarded Clothing Barbara Brownie ... selves. Unlike other territorial markers, the tossed shoe is never reclaimed.

Author: Barbara Brownie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472596222

Category: Design

Page: 160

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The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and social contexts. As we are increasingly obsessed with dress choices as signifiers of who we are and how we feel, an investigation into what happens as we remove our clothes has never been more pertinent. Exploring three main issues - politics, tease, and clothes without bodies - Acts of Undressing discusses these key themes through an in-depth and eclectic mix of case studies including flashing at Mardi Gras, the World Burlesque Games, and 'shoefiti' used by gangs to mark territories. Building on leading theories of dress and the body, from academics including Roland Barthes and Mario Perniolato, Ruth Barcan and Erving Goffman, Acts of Undressing is essential reading for students of fashion, sociology, anthropology, visual culture, and related subjects.

Performing Gender and Violence in Contemporary Transnational Contexts

4 With respect to the transformative power of clothing, Marjorie Garber writes that “[s]uch ... for women, there ought to be a whole wardrobe of selves [.

Author: Maria Anita Stefanelli

Publisher: LED Edizioni Universitarie

ISBN: 9788879160469

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 198

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Acknowledgements — Preface by Maria Anita Stefanelli — 1. Making Visible. Theatrical Form as Metaphor: Marina Carr and Caryl Churchill by Cathy Leeney — 2. Obscene Transformations: Violence, Women and Theatre in Sarah Kane and Marina Carr by Melissa Sihra — 3. Can the Subaltern Dream? Epistemic Violence, Oneiric Awakenings and the Quest for Subjective Duality in Marina Carr’s Marble - Interview with Marina Carr - Excerpt from Marble by Marina Carr by Valentina Rapetti — 4. “The house is a battlefield now”: War of the Sexes and Domestic Violence in Van Badham’s Kitchen and Warren Adler’s The War of the Roses - Interview with Van Badham - Excerpt from Kitchen by Van Badham by Barbara Miceli — 5. Serial Killers, Serial Lovers: Raquel Almazan’s La Paloma Prisoner - Interview with Raquel Almazan - Excerpt from La Paloma Prisoner by Raquel Almazan by Alessandro Clericuzio — 6. “To Put My Life Back into the Main Text”: Re-Dressing History in The Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage - Interview with Carolyn Gage - Excerpt from The Second Coming of Joan of Arc and Selected Plays by Carolyn Gage by Sabrina Vellucci — 7. Turning Muteness into Performance in Erin Shields’ If We Were Birds - Interview with Erin Shields - Excerpt from If We Were Birds by Erin Shields by Maria Anita Stefanelli — 8. Afterword: Vocal and Verbal Assertiveness by Kate Burke — Contributors An extraordinary complexity characterizes the encounter between theatre, mythology, and human rights when gender-based violence is on the platform. Another encounter enhances the cross-disciplinary and transnational dynamics in this book: the one between the scholar and the playwright, who exchange views to pursue a theme demanding due attention at an emergence that needs being explored to be understood and combated, and finally turned into a priority action. Through the analysis of a repertoire of contemporary plays and performance practices from English-speaking countries, the contributors explore in detail the asymmetrical relations that exist between men and women, the crimes involved, and the ways in which the protagonists’ minds work differently. The unconventional format adopted for the five central sections that follow two papers centered on Marina Carr’s theatre in comparison with two noteworthy British playwrights’, and that forerun the final stringent remarks about woman’s (like man’s) fundamental right to speak and need for words, offers not just single chapters, however provocative, on an aspect of the theme, but a tripartite session boasting a critical inquiry into the text, the playwright’s response to criticism, and a sample of the author’s creative expression. What emerges is a prismatic, complex, and visceral vision of the plays offered to the public for further elaboration and critique. Beside Carr, those involved are Raquel Almazan, Van Badham, Carolyn Gage and Erin Shields – all of them champions of today’s feminist commitment to denounce, through their art, violence against women.

Folk Fashion

Understanding Homemade Clothes Amy Twigger Holroyd ... to be each day.5 By housing items that embody all of our potential selves, the wardrobe represents, ...

Author: Amy Twigger Holroyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608576

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers' lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the innovative metaphor of fashion as common land, Folk Fashion investigates the complex relationship between making, well-being and sustainability. Twigger Holroyd combines her own experience as a designer and knitter with first-hand accounts from folk fashion makers to explore this fascinating, yet under-examined, area of contemporary fashion culture.Looking to the future, she also considers how sewers and knitters might maximise the radical potential of their activities.

Made in His Image

of our physical selves."4 Self-image is how we visualize ourselves. Our wardrobe (which includes body piercing and tattoos) is an extension of our ...

Author: Kenneth D. Phelps

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781591602071

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Black Widow s Wardrobe A Gloria Damasco Mystery

FOUR Past Selves, Past Sins After my husband Dario died and my daughter Tania moved to Berkeley, the most troublesome day of the week for me became Sunday ...

Author: Lucha Corpi

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 161192071X


Page: 193

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Materialities of Care

In Guy, A., Green, E. and Banim, M. (eds) Through the Wardrobe: Women's ... Banim, M. and Guy, A. (2001) Discontinued selves: why do women keep clothes they ...

Author: Christina Buse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119499718

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Materialities of Care addresses the role of material culture within health and social care encounters, including everyday objects, dress, furniture and architecture. Makes visible the mundane and often unnoticed aspects of material culture and attends to interrelations between materials and care in practice Examines material practice across a range of clinical and non-clinical spaces including hospitals, hospices, care homes, museums, domestic spaces and community spaces such as shops and tenement stairwells Addresses fleeting moments of care, as well as choreographed routines that order bodies and materials Focuses on practice and relations between materials and care as ongoing, emergent and processual International contributions from leading scholars draw attention to methodological approaches for capturing the material and sensory aspects of health and social care encounters

New Desires New Selves

A considerable shift in his style was achieved by his changing taste in clothes. He said he introduced color to his wardrobe, which in the past was full of ...

Author: Gul Ozyegin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479853816

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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As Turkey pushes for its place in the global pecking order and embraces neoliberal capitalism, the nation has seen a period of unprecedented shifts in political, religious, and gender and sexual identities for its citizens. In New Desires, New Selves, Gul Ozyegin shows how this social transformation in Turkey is felt most strongly among its young people, eager to surrender to the seduction of sexual modernity, but also longing to remain attached to traditional social relations, identities and histories. Engaging a wide array of upwardly-mobile young adults at a major Turkish university, Ozyegin links the biographies of individuals with the biography of a nation, revealing their creation of conflicted identities in a country which has existed uneasily between West and East, modern and traditional, and secular and Islamic. For these young people, sexuality, gender expression, and intimate relationships in particular serve as key sites for reproducing and challenging patriarchy and paternalism that was hallmark of earlier generations. As Ozyegin evocatively shows, the quest for sexual freedom and an escape from patriarchal constructions of selfless femininity and protective masculinity promise both personal transformations and profound sexual guilt and anxiety. A poignant and original study, New Desires, New Selves presents a snapshot of cultural change on the eve of rapid globalization in the Muslim world. Instructor's Guide

Trans Bodies Trans Selves

Some of us make exceptions to our usual wardrobe when traveling and dress to be read as whatever is indicated on our identity documents.

Author: Laura Erickson-Schroth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199325368

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.