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Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Eric Kit-wai Ma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083459
eISBN:
9789882209329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book is a study of consumer desire and cultural production in China through the lived experience of ordinary people. It focuses on the complex and changing cultural patterns in Hong Kong's ... 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


Consuming Desires

Eiko Maruko Siniawer

in Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725845
eISBN:
9781501725852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725845.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the financially confident 1980s, waste of most kinds did not seem so menacing to people’s lifestyles and consumer desires were amplified and expanded. Waste consciousness in this decade was not so ... More


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