The Funambulist Nº15

Clothing Politics #2

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2018

Clothing Politics #2 is the sequel of the third issue of The Funambulist, published two years earlier. The articles and projects presented in this issue feature instances of clothing that act as subversions of the gendered, colonial, racialized, and/or ableist normative contexts in which they are respectively worn. Ryme Seferdjeli (“The Veil in Colonial Algeria”), Wendy Matsumura (“A (Hi)story of Okinawan Clothes”), Alex Shams (“Afghan Miniskirts and the ‘War on Terror’”), and Venida Devenida (“Politics of the Bra”) link histories of settler colonialism, imperialism, and misogyny with their operative inertia in contemporary realities; Eric Darnell Pritchard (“Overalls”) and Mukhtara Yusuf (“Clothing as Healing”) engage with different aspects of clothing in relation to Blackness; Hoda Katebi discusses her work on the various imperialist and capitalist politics deployed against the hijab; and Lucia Cuba (“Articulo 6”) introduces the sartorial embodiment she created to address the memory of the Peruvian Government’s violent campaign of forced sterilization of indigenous women in the early 2000s. Finally, the three student projects created respectively by Joy Marie Douglas (“Rebranded”), Moira Schneider (“Worn”), Julia Lao, Claudia Poh, and Estee Bruno (“Unparalleled”) propose a more operative embodiment of the politics of social stigmatization, the norm, and ableism. As always, the issue also features guest columns addressing world political struggles against state violence and colonialism in Chiapas (Ruperta Bautista Vázquez), Tahiti-Nui (J. Vehia Wheeler), and West Africa (Bruno Boudiguet).

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert
Part-time assistants: Flora Hergon & Noelle Geller
Contributing copyeditor: Maxwell Donnewald

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CONTENTS ///

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2 | INDIGENOUS UPRISING AND RESISTANCE IN CHIAPAS
Ruperta Bautista Vázquez

4 | RECOGNIZING TAHITI NUI AND THE MA’OHI PEOPLE’S DECOLONIAL VOICE
J. Vehia Wheeler

6 | FRANÇAFRIQUE: A NEVER ENDING STORY
Bruno Boudiguet

8 | FROM THE BLOG: RAWABI, THE ARCHITECTURAL PROPHECY OF AN UNEQUAL PALESTINIAN STATE
Léopold Lambert

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12 | INTRODUCTION

Léopold Lambert

14 | THE VEIL IN COLONIAL ALGERIA: THE POLITICS OF UNVEILING WOMEN
Ryme Seferdjeli

18 | A (HI)STORY OF OKINAWAN CLOTHES: THREE FIGURES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN AGAINST THE JAPANESE MODERNIZATION OF THE RYUKYUS
Wendy Matsumura

24 | THE WEAPONIZATION OF NOSTALGIA: HOW AFGHAN MINISKIRTS BECAME THE LATEST SALVO IN THE “WAR ON TERROR”
Alex Shams

28 | POLITICS OF THE BRA: BETWEEN BALEEN WHALES, BATTLESHIPS, EXPLOITED LABOR, AND NORMATIVE NUDE COLOR
Venida Devenida

32 | OVERALLS: ON IDENTITY AND ASPIRATION FROM PATRICK KELLY’S FASHION TO HIP HOP
Eric Darnell Pritchard

38 | CLOTHING AS HEALING: OPERATIONAL AND ECOLOGICAL METHODS
Mukhtara Yusuf

42 | PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: CLOTHING POLITICS, U.S. IMPERIALISM, HIJAB-FETISH CAPITALISM, AND MINIMAL WARDROBE
Hoda Katebi

48 | ARTICULO 6: NARRATIVES OF GENDER, STRENGTH AND POLITICS
Lucia Cuba

54 | STUDENTS: REBRANDED
Joy Marie Douglas

56 | STUDENTS: UNPARALLELED
Julia Liao, Claudia Poh, & Estee Bruno

58 | WORN
Moira Schneider


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