Professor Dreier’s Academic Drivel Report

Peter Dreier, who is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and chair of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, confesses his sins and exposes his academic hoax in a Feb 2016 article for The American Prospect Magazine entitled: Academic Drivel Report “Six years ago I submitted a […]

Hawaiian shirts under the spotlight of rubbish theory

Question: Are Hawaiian shirts ‘rubbish’? For answers, see: ‘From Kitsch to Chic: The Transformation of Hawaiian Shirt Aesthetics’ Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 2003 21: 75. In which professor Marcia A. Morgado (Apparel Product Design & Merchandising, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Hawai‘i) explains : “An analysis of the transformation of the […]

Art | Rubbish | Art

How can art be created from rubbish? Several explanations are provided in Yao-Kun Lee’s Master’s Thesis (2010) for the National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan : “The seal of secondary rubbish, The Art of junk” “This is a study on how to create arts by using of discarded materials. The researcher cares about the problems […]