Thursday, May 31, 2007

Being a believer in postcolonial theory makes it damn hard to shop for gifts

It's true! Gaudy silk, cheap and touristy, made for the western consumer, a simulacra of culture.

Those 30s Shanghai style things, false nostalgia and exoticism.

The recreation of a nunnery, a selective recreation of the past.

And don't even get me started on the fake folk art.


Magniloquence said...


*laughs* I can see that, though. Nice to see that you're still alive and whatnot!

nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez said...

i would need a guide to help prevent me from taking home imitation stuff.