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Anthropology and Advertising

by Susan Lepselter

I remember once going to a mall with a fellow graduate student in anthropology. It was early on, perhaps our second semester. My friend moved slowly through the department store, her eyes wide, her head turning slowly at the display of commodities. 2,206 more words

Weekly Post

Cape Town designers make sustainability sexy

On Thursday 13 August the winners of the Remake Challenge for both fashion and object categories were announced at BelloVista Studio, Woodstock. Organised by Nikki Stear from  619 more words


Viva la Fashion Revolution

Friday 24th April the world celebrated International Fashion Revolution Day, in honour of the 1 129 factory workers who died and the 2 515 who were injured when Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh collapsed April 2013. 774 more words


Shopping in Ancient Times

Excerpt from ‘Final Stores: Consumerism in the Pre-Internet Age’, Pietro Mulligan & Sascha Bordstrøm (eds.), 2150

In the era before ubiquitous home delivery services and DroneDrops™ made leaving the home to purchase goods an unnecessary inconvenience, consumers had to travel into a certain district, known as Retailia, in order to obtain the items they desired or required. 228 more words

Creative Writing

Who am I wearing?

Have you ever thought about the footsteps of your T-shirt, from the seed to the closet? Or what happens to it at the end of its life span? 690 more words


Cultural Poverty

Today, a new episode in the Star Wars saga hits theaters. The film, as the latest iteration of a series that spans nearly forty years, is representative in many ways of a broader cultural phenomenon, which has become the bread and butter of Hollywood: The sequel. 430 more words


The Reproduction of Daily Life - AudioZine

53:51 – The Reproduction of Daily Life – By Fredy Perlman – MP3PDFTextTorrentArchive YouTube

Originally published 1969 – What sustains Capitalism? 31 more words