ArchiveApril 25, 2005

Civil Society at its best


Leicht verspätet eine Meldung zur Civil Society in den USA [National Geographic]:

Yesterday the 22-pound (10-kilogram) lobster had his sentence commuted by Bob Wholey, owner of Wholey’s seafood market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Caught between the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the People for Eating Tasty Animals, Wholey decided to send the crotchety crustacean (estimated to be at least 50 years old) to a peaceful retirement in an aquarium at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Note: Der Lobster ist einen Tag später gestorben. Vermutete Todesursache: Stress durch den Transport ins Aquarium.

fashion theory


Increasingly, however, scholars have recognized the cultural significance of self-fashioning, including not only clothing but also such body alterations as tattooing and piercing. Fashion theory takes as its starting point a definition of ‘fashion’ as the cultural construction of the embodied identity.