Introducing A Dismantle Podcast: “Fashion Cats and Cocktails”

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Fashion Cats & Cocktails is a new monthly feature. The Dismantle editors get together to do three of our favorite things: bring our usual critical, cultural studies perspective to current issues in fashion, swap drink recipes, and talk about cats. You already know that Sara and Elise are fashion and cultural studies scholars, writers and educators. But did you know that Elise also has over a decade of experience working behind a bar? And Sara…she just really likes cats.

In episode 1 we talk about Forever 21’s recent bankruptcy and what it says about gender, race, class, fast fashion, and American consumer culture (among other things). And of course, we also swap cat tales and beverage stories.

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More Resources

This podcast is all about deepening the conversations we have anyway and putting them in larger contexts. With that in mind, we created this reading guide with article links, discussion questions, and reflections if you want to dig deeper into the topic.

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This episode is a teaser (and practice…we may have a few technical kinks to iron out) of what will be a monthly feature once we reach $375.00 a month on Patreon. Right now we are a ridiculously close $12.00 from that goal!

If you sign up for as little as $3.00 a month, you’ll get exclusive access to supplementary content for each episode. This includes reading lists, discussion questions, and more!

Sign up in November at $7.00 or more we’ll send you an extra thank you gift in the mail! That’s in addition to getting our fabulous logo stickers. Because we love our patrons almost as much as we love….fashion, cats, and cocktails.

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