Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Sacred spaces and unholy hipsters: The keffiyah as counterpublic artifact

That's the title of my short essay for a class, inspired by Indi's post. (Here are some keffiyah photos.) When I first noticed people wearing keffiyahs, I thought, "Why do the Danes like wearing washcloths around their necks? It isn't even nice." Pardon my ignorance. I know better now.

I approached the keffiyah using du Gay et al's circuit of culture. It wouldn't make sense to post the paper here, but if makes for great conversation. And if you're a real cultural studies person, this should be interesting to you: mediums through which meaning is lost


  1. interesting! i'd like to be able to read your paper.:)