NONSENSE https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com Merchandise by KawahBuku.com Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:06:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 https://i0.wp.com/merchandise.kawahbuku.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/logo-nonsense-by-kawahbuku.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 NONSENSE https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com 32 32 Cotton Textile Production In Medieval China Unravelled Patriarchy https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/07/cotton-textile-production-in-medieval-china-unravelled-patriarchy/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:06:29 +0000 https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1524 Patriarchy is resilient, but women's economic independence is a powerful solvent: gender status in medieval China and today.

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Why Saris are Indian Material Culture https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/06/why-saris-are-indian-material-culture/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:34:53 +0000 https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1493 Every time a woman drapes a sari anywhere in the world, she is creating Indian material culture. Both the weaver and the wearer are considered to be artists. To understand why folklorist Pravina Shukla calls it Indian material culture1, it helps to examine how saris are made, sold, and worn. To begin with, one never […]

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Clothes Make the (Hu) Man https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/06/clothes-make-the-hu-man/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:34:14 +0000 https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1420 The first clothes, worn at least 70,000 years ago and perhaps much earlier, were probably made of animal skins and helped protect early humans from the ice ages. Then at some point people learned to weave plant fibers into textiles. But when? The answer is not certain, because cloth is rarely preserved at archaeological sites. […]

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What is Wrong with Men’s Clothing https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/06/what-is-wrong-with-mens-clothing/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:49:58 +0000 http://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1340 Clothes make the man in respects more vital than mere appearance and social acceptability. It is true that a slender man looks more stout in a double-breasted coat, or that suiting with a vertical stripe makes the short man look taller. But these are not especially vital factors. Research and scientific opinion are rapidly accumulating […]

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The Price of Fast Fashion https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/04/the-price-of-fast-fashion/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:27:56 +0000 http://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1334 When individuals are considering how to minimize their carbon footprint, thoughts often turn to air travel with its large emissions, while some small day-to-day changes may be overlooked. The obvious daily changes that can be made include food choices—such as reducing meat and dairy consumption; personal energy use and supplier; and reduced consumerism. Fashion is […]

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The Psychology of Clothes https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/03/the-psychology-of-clothes/ Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:08:54 +0000 http://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1303 In addition to the environment in which man is placed by nature, without any participation on his part, he creates himself another, which is generally called the “cultural world.” When we consider the human being in this cultural world, we see that of all its multitudinous cultural forms his dress is not only the one […]

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SkyKnit: How an AI Took Over an Adult Knitting Community https://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/2018/03/skyknit-how-an-ai-took-over-an-adult-knitting-community/ Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:38:41 +0000 http://merchandise.kawahbuku.com/?p=1265 Janelle Shane is a humorist who creates and mines her material from neural networks, the form of machine learning that has come to dominate the field of artificial intelligence over the last half-decade. Perhaps you’ve seen the candy-heart slogans she generated for Valentine’s Day: DEAR ME, MY MY, LOVE BOT, CUTE KISS, MY BEAR, and […]

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