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Archive for April, 2011

The Ideal (Wo)Man: Part Two

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Androgyny, in a Western context, relates more to women and their subjugation by patriarchal systems of power. Tracing a few moments in history will exemplify this point before switching over to a discussion of the “sexiness” (Garber 233) in alternative vein of androgyny.  In ancient Greek and Roman society, those androgynous figures, as illustrated through […]

The Ideal (Wo)Man: Part One

Monday, April 25th, 2011

“Since wearers interact with a variety of others, their clothing becomes a complicated communication channel bearing many simultaneous messages, like a modern telephone cable, to individuals in their role sets.  Complications ensue.” (152) -Nathan Joseph, Uniforms and Nonuniforms: Communication through Clothing Androgyny, or so it seems to me, at least of the course of this semester, […]

Colloquialisms

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Okay, it’s time to cut through the academic crap flotsam and jetsam and straight-up name the questions I want to ask in my paper and why they are worth answering. 1. What is androgyny and does/can it really exist? (At this moment I believe that androgyny is fractured between the unisex and the gender bricolage, […]

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