Entries by Rebecca Barrett-Fox

Cosmpolitan and Cool–and Modest

A response to “Modest Dress Beyond the Headscarf” by Saskia Warren, PhD I listened with great interest to Elizabeth Bucar’s podcast interview with Candace Mixon. In particular, I was animated by her discussion of how fashion offers an alternative to textual analysis of religion by privileging the visual, material cultures, and everyday practices. In this […]

A Denizen of the Recent Past Lurking in the Present: Slenderman as Folklore

Legendary figures and other forms of folklore need to be understood in relation to the vast configuring of social relationships and structures that are part of cultural expression. As the efficacy of these mediating structures erode, individuals lose the influences from the values of a wide range of groups. Here, the idea of a cyberspace community is really an illusion.