Stitched together, torn apart: The keffiyeh as cultural guide

  title={Stitched together, torn apart: The keffiyeh as cultural guide},
  author={Evan Renfro},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Studies},
  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… 
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