The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion

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Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Fashion, Free Trade, and the "Rise of the Asian Designer" 1 Part I 1. Crossing the Assembly Line: Skills, Knowledge, and the Borders of Fashion 31 2. All in the Family? Kin, Gifts, and the Networks of Fashion 63 Part II 3. The Cultural Economy of Asian Chic 99 4. "Material Mao": Fashioning Histories Out of Icons 133 5. Asia on My Mind: Transnational Intimacies and Cultural Genealogies 169 Epilogue 203 Notes 209 Bibliography 239 Index 253
This ethnography of Asian American designers in New York's fashion industry explores their relations to the garment workers who produce their goods and to Asianness as a fashionable commodity
Autor: Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at New York University. She is a co-editor of "Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America," also published by Duke University Press, and "TechniColor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life."

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Autor: Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
ISBN-13 :: 9780822349136
ISBN: 0822349132
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.01.2011
Gewicht: 399g
Seiten: 259
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 231x155x18 mm
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