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Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675784

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.001.0001

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In Closing/Close Clothing

In Closing/Close Clothing

(p.237) Conclusion In Closing/Close Clothing
Accessorizing the Body

Paula Rabinowitz

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter begins with examples of how shoes have entered the political theater. One incident occurred on December 14, 2008, when Muntader al-Zaidi, a twenty-eight-year-old Iraqi journalist attending then president George W. Bush’s “farewell” visit to Iraq, hurled first one then the other of his shoes at Bush, almost hitting his target both times. The chapter then summarizes the themes of the preceding chapters, many of which say that the body is no-body without its dressings; and so its presence as a political actor requires that the accessories of dress, close clothes, become the means through which the body speaks.

Keywords:   fashion, accessories, shoes, politics, body

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