The third issue of The Funambulist Magazine is dedicated to clothing politics, examining a scale of design closer to bodies than the ones previously studied in the past issues. The layers of fabric we incorporate (i.e. form into a body) are all charged both legally and normatively, and this charge combines with those related to a body’s race, gender, behavior, and spatial-temporal context. This issue thus proposes to examine this combination of normative charges — sometimes turned into law — through various wearable objects we call clothes: shoes, pants, shirts, accessories, and different head garments.

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert

This issue is now in full open-access. You can read each article’s online version by clicking on the features below.

Past Issues

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The Desert

Continental lives and Anti-Colonial Struggles in the Arid, Plentiful Lands of the Sahara, the Atacama, the Gibson, the Kgalagadi, the Dhofar, and the Taklimakan deserts

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Diasporas

Political Imaginaries of Afro-Diasporic, Indentured, Exiled, and Landless Communities. Narratives from the Cape Verdean, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, Jewish, Eelam Tamil, Chinese, and the Black Atlantic diasporas.

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Decentering the U.S.

Thinking pluriversally through Blackness, queerness, brownness, caste & indigeneity from other geographies than the United States.