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Otto von Busch

Fervent Pharmakon Food, Fashion and the Haul
This article demonstrates how both food and fashion are closely tied to emotions and to our biosocial beings, offering ‘sweet tastes of aesthetics and sensory pleasure.’ von Busch argues how quick consumption—in these industries of fast and mass production—has paradoxically led to unhealthy addictions (to food and/or social affirmation and self-esteem) and to hunger and emotional starvation. Cooking together or making clothes collectively could, as von Busch suggests, form more intimate and social bonds, as well as healthier relationships with food and fashion.
Love songs Fashion, Flirting, and Biosocial Growth
“Everybody’s got the fever, That is something you all know, Fever isn’t such a new thing, Fever started long ago.” Elvis Presley, “Fever”   It may seem obvious that the best way to challenge today’s accelerated and unfettered consumerism is with frugality and calls for more lasting experiences—for example, through…