So far, very excited about this book. As a fashion scholar however, I am surprised that the bodies are never defined as more contextualized (dressed). There is a lot of transformations and subventions, materialism, capitalism and signs of gender and sexuality etc. going on. But how do they manifest? Very often in these discussions, the body is the center of attention, and yet, I never “see” it. Might sound banal for some, but for me it is a gap. Not even the naked body is neutral but always covered in signs. Fashion is usually great at pointing that out.
"I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law… We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody’s nobody… I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal."
True Detective, 2014