Tag Archives: isadora Duncan

fashionable body: wasp waist as ideology

…At a distance of more than four generations, our great-grandmothers’ fanatic loyalty to the wasp-waist ideal would seem absurd were it not that we now understand its deeper significance much better. Far more than a crutch, the corset was a … Continue reading

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liberal bias: in-conscience of a liberal

The quintessential bleeding heart liberal, the kind of perverse sensibility guided by blinders and unwilling and ineffective in bringing about meaningful change. The establishment liberal , who according to Joseph Conrad, was a “moralist who betrayed rather than revealed the … Continue reading

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“TO AWAKE. TO DIE. TO BE BORN”

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was born in about 1872  in the Caucasus region of what is now Russia. The so called “rascal sage” heralded the coming of ancient and esoteric Eastern teachings to the West. Neither a modernist nor a purveyor … Continue reading

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BANNING THE CORSET: PANTALOON LIBERATION FRONT

Banning the corset and into the harem. Read my Body. “From the idea that the self is not given to us, I think that there is only practical consequence, we have to create ourselves as a work of art.” ( … Continue reading

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EMPIRE BURLESQUE:ANATOMY NOT GEOGRAPHY

For centuries the principal ingredients in the popular Western image of the Middle East have been spirituality and sex. As early as the sixteenth century, European writers were using the second half of this irresistible combination to describe and define … Continue reading

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