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  • Some Thoughts on the FACE OFF Symposium
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    Last week, the POP team had the pleasure of attending the Face Off: The Provocations and Possibilities of Masks and Head Coverings online symposium hosted by the Manchester Fashion Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. For two days, academics, artists and fashion practitioners from the US,...
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  • Sporty Bodies & Wearable Tech
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    In our exploration of citizenship and wearable technology, sport and clothing for exercise are emerging as an important area not only because of the large number of available patents. Sport and citizenship are closely connected. International professional sporting competitions like world championships or the Olympic...
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    Dressing Desire
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    What role do clothing inventions play in shaping who and how people desire? Sexuality is political. Restrictions on people’s sexuality - who and how people desire – affect people’s freedom as particularly queer scholars have argued (Ahmed 2017, Sheller 2014, 2012;...
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  • Beaches, Bodies & Bathing Couture: Who gets to show off what & where?
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    Every year come springtime, lifestyle magazines, TV programs and online features dish out advice on ‘how to get beach body ready’ in anticipation for the summer months spent lounging on the beach, frolicking in the sea or, at the very...
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  • Policing & the Politics of Protection
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    As hundreds of thousands of protesters around the world have joined the rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement since late May, protesters in casual clothing have been regularly met by police in full riot gear. These uniforms usually...
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