Fab in a Dangerous World: A Blog Looking at the Relationship Between Fashion and Politics

My colleague Andreas Behnke teaches at the University of Reading in the UK. His focus is international political theory, but recently has been looking at fashion issues as they relate to conflict, war, peace, and security.  His blog “Fab in a Dangerous World” demonstrates how issues of culture and conflict permeate all facets of life including what we wear.

His first blog post  – “On Wearing a Qipao to the Prom” – is about a recent event where a U.S. school student decided to dress for her prom Chinese style… and what happened.  It’s a great read.

Click here or below for the entire blog.


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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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