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Variations on a Theme

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how place-bound practices, policies, and identities are being reconfigured by cross-border processes. Globalization has been accused of decreasing the significance of place. ... More


Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Susan Falls

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, ... More


Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Cele C. Otnes and Paulin Maclaran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book attempts to answer the question, why, in contemporary global society, are monarchies still so compelling to millions of people around the globe? It does so by focusing on the worldwide ... More


Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Cele Otnes and Elizabeth Pleck

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The white wedding does more than mark a life passage. It marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture: romantic love and excessive consumption. For anyone who has ever wondered about the ... More


Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Andrew Gordon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. This book traces the machine's remarkable journey ... More


Romance, Magic, Memory, and Perfection

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how pervasive weddings have become in the cultural landscape, noting the statistics of weddings in the United States alone and attempting to determine whether a wedding can ... More


The Rise of the Lavish Wedding

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the trend in weddings in the past century, which reveal that this event has become much larger and grander and takes longer to plan, and attempts to explain exactly why this ... More


The American Way of Selling

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The renowned selling system developed in America that was brought to Japan in 1900 had by then taken firm shape as a product of trans-Atlantic and transnational experience. The Singer system helped ... More


Mechanical Phoenix

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the process by which Japanese producers came to dominate home and world markets, and the Singer Sewing Machine Company's frustrated attempt to regain its dominant position. ... More


A Nation of Dressmakers

Andrew Gordon

in Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the “professional” housewife, a woman who played important productive and reproductive roles at the center of postwar Japan's middle-class society. Home sewing was one of the ... More


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