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The Fabric of Cultures : Fashion, Identity, and Globalization - Eugenia Paulicelli

The Fabric of Cultures

Fashion, Identity, and Globalization

By: Eugenia Paulicelli (Editor), Hazel Clark (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2008
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Fashion is both public and private, material and symbolic, always caught within the lived experience and providing an incredible tool to study culture and history.

The Fabric of Cultures examines the impact of fashion as a manufacturing industry and as a culture industry that shapes the identities of nations and cities in a cross-cultural perspective, within a global framework. The collected essays investigate local and global economies, cultures and identities and the book offers for the first time, a wide spectrum of case studies which focus on a diversity of geographical spaces and places, from global capitals of fashion such as New York, to countries less known or identifiable for fashion such as contemporary Greece and soviet Russia.

Highly illustrated and including essays from all over the world, The Fabric of Cultures provides a comprehensive survey of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on fashion, identity and globalisation.

List of figuresp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
From potlatch to Wal-mart: courtly and capitalist hierarchies through dressp. 13
Dressing the nation: Indian cinema costume and the making of a national fashion, 1947-1957p. 28
Made in America: Paris, New York, and postwar fashion photographyp. 41
Framing the Self, staging identity: clothing and Italian style in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni (1950-1964)p. 53
The art of dressing: body, gender, and discourse on fashion in Soviet Russia in the 1950s and 1960sp. 73
Fashioning appropriate youth in 1990s Vietnamp. 92
Youth, gender, and secondhand clothing in Lusaka, Zambia: local and global stylesp. 112
Fashion design and technologies in a global contextp. 128
Fabricating Greekness: from fustanella to the glossy pagep. 145
Fashion Brazil: South American style, culture, and industryp. 164
Fashioning "China style" in the twenty-first centuryp. 177
From factories to fashion: an intern's experience of New York as a global fashion capitalp. 194
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780415775427
ISBN-10: 0415775426
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1