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

The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization

EditorEugenia Paulicelli, Hazel Clark

Paperback | November 14, 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 Culturesexamines 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 Culturesprovides a comprehensive survey of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on fashion, identity and globalisation.

Eugenia Paulicelliis Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also Co-Director of the Graduate Center Fashion Studies Concentration. Her recent publications includeFashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt(2004) and her arti...
Title:The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and GlobalizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:November 14, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415775434

ISBN - 13:9780415775434


Table of Contents

List of Figures  Notes on Contributors  Acknowledgements  IntroductionEugenia Paulicelli and Hazel Clark  1. From Potlach to Wal-Mart: Courtly and Capitalist Hierarchies through DressJane Schneider  2. Dressing the Nation: Indian Cinema Costume and the Making of a National Fashion, 1947-1957Rachel Morris  3. Made in America: Paris, New York, and Postwar Fashion PhotographyHelena Cunha Ribeiro  4. Framing the Self, Staging Identity: Clothing and Italian Style in the Films of Michelangelo Antonioni (1950-1964)Eugenia Paulicelli  5. The Art of Dressing. Body, Gender and Discourse on fashion in Soviet Russia in the 1950s and 1960sOlga Gurova  6. Making Modernity Appropriate and Tradition Fashionable: Debates about Dress, Identity, and Gender in Ho Chi Minh CityAnn Marie Leshkowich  7. Youth, Gender, and Secondhand Clothing in Lusaka, Zambia: Local and Global StylesKaren Tranberg Hansen  8. Fashion Design and Technologies in a Global ContextMichiel Scheffer  9. Fabricating Greekness: from Fustanella to the Glossy PageMichael Skafidas  10. Fashion Brazil: South American Style, Culture and IndustryVal'a Brandini  11. Fashioning "China Style" in the Twenty First CenturyHazel Clark  12. From Factories to Fashion: An Intern's Experience of a Global Fashion CapitalChristina H. Moon  Index