Stitched together, torn apart: The keffiyeh as cultural guide

@article{Renfro2018StitchedTT,
  title={Stitched together, torn apart: The keffiyeh as cultural guide},
  author={Evan Renfro},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={571 - 586}
}
  • Evan Renfro
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cultural Studies
While the political and cultural importance of the keffiyeh, as well as its attendant commodification as a fashion accessory in the West, is established, this article seeks to analyze the precise theoretical coordinates of this cultural artifact’s affective power, and its relationship to current politico-cultural trends. That is, we know what cultural work the keffiyeh does, but here we show how that work is carried out, its theoretical underpinnings, and its implications for better… Expand
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