Posts Tagged: Rachel Wilkinson

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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In the Saturday Essay, Rachel Wilkinson shares her findings after watching seventy-eight episodes of the competitive reality show Shark Tank in only six weeks. Shark Tanks‘s business moguls decide on the air, with all the requisite pageantry, whether they want to provide venture capital for the contestants’ small businesses. To Wilkinson, a “left-leaning” “liberal” academic, […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Valuation Methods

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In some of my fantasies, I make a pitch for art or for truth, defend them like commodities.

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Extensions of the Self

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Over at Vela Magazine, Rachel Wilkinson explores the cultural significance of women’s hair: Feminists have often identified hair grooming as the first lesson in gender socialization. Dolls are perfectly designed to aid girls in learning submission, letting them play-act the labor that will later be expected of them when it comes to appearances.

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