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Fashioning The Frame

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The body has been the focus of much recent critical attention, but the clothed body less so. In answering the need to theorize dress, this book provides an overview of recent scholarship and presents an original theory of what dress means in relation to the body.

Identity relies on boundaries to individuate the self. Dress challenges boundaries: it frames the body and serves both to distinguish and connect self and ‘Other’. The authors argue that clothing is, then, both a boundary and not a boundary, that it is ambiguous and produces a complex relation between self and ‘not self’. In examining the role of dress in social structures, the authors argue that clothing can be seen as both restricting and liberating individual and collective identity.

In proposing that dress represents ‘a deep surface,’ a manifestation of the unconscious at work through apparently superficial phenomena, the book also questions the relationship between surface and depth and counters the notion of dress as disguise or concealment. The concept of the gaze and the role of gender are approached through a discussion of masks and veils. The authors argue that masks and veils paradoxically combine concealment and revelation, ‘truth’ and ‘deception’. Here the body and dress are both seen as forms of absence, with dress concealing not the body, but the absence of the physical body.

This provocative book is certain to become a landmark text for anyone interested in the intersection of dress, the body and critical theory.


Did God Make Mistakes?

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The Bible records God as saying that He was sorry He had made humans, and that He regretted He made Saul king. Did God make a mistake? Did things turn out different than He thought they would? Can God get things wrong? What about at the tower of Babel, why did God say, "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." Was God worried about the humans? Why did He say about humans, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them." Was God worried that humans may do something that would interfere with his plans? And, what about Lucifer? Did God not know that he would sin? Did God make a mistake and accidentally create Satan? What about Adam and Eve? Did God know they would eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? And, where did the serpent who fooled Eve come from? Did God know that it was around? Did God put it there knowing what it was going to do, or was God surprised at the results? I wanted the answers. I wanted to know if these were accidents, mistakes, errors, or were they done on purpose? If they were done on purpose, why would God do all these things He did? God does not make mistakes, so what does all of the above mean, and where is the proof that God does not make mistakes?



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