Fashioning Globalisation (Heftet)

New Zealand Design, Working Women and the Cultural Economy

Serie: RGS-IBG Book Series 



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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 216
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: RGS-IBG Book Series
ISBN/EAN: 9781444337020
Kategori: Sosiologi
Omtale: Fashioning Globalisation
Drastic changes in the career aspirations of women in the developed world have resulted in a new, globalised market for off-the-peg designer clothes created by independent artisans. This book reports on a phenomenon that seems to exemplify the twin imperatives of globalisation and female emancipation. * A major conceptual contribution to the literatures on globalisation, fashion and gender, analysing the ways in which women s entry into the labour force over the past thirty years in the developed world has underpinned new forms of aestheticised production and consumption as well as the growth of work-style businesses * A vital contribution to the burgeoning literature on culture and creative industries which often ignores the significant roles taken by women as entrepreneurs and designers rather than mere consumers * Introduces fashion scholars and economic geographers to a paradigmatic example of the new designer fashion industries emerging in a range of countries not traditionally associated with fashion * Takes a fresh perspective on an industry in which Third World garment workers have been the subject of exhaustive analysis but first world women have been largely ignored

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