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The Production of Glamour: Intimate Apparel Workers and Union Culture

Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter determines how the industrial manufacture of intimate apparel has shaped the definition of undergarments in American culture. The cultural activities of the International Ladies Garment ... More


An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Jill Fields

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the “naughty but nice” feminine ideal that emerged in the twentieth century. This history of twentieth-century ... More


Islamic Fashion, Beauty Pageants, and Muslim Dolls

Sahar Amer

in What Is Veiling?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617756
eISBN:
9781469619804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617756.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the Islamic fashion industry and how some women have adopted fashion as an expression of individuality or as a strategy of resistance toward conservative interpretations of ... More


“I am King”: Hip-Hop Culture, Fashion Advertising, and the Black Male Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates how the black male body becomes the iconic figure for a consumer culture rooted in urban music, black masculine aesthetics, and nationalism. The successes of hip-hop moguls ... More


Modularity and Innovation

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, and Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter performs a thought experiment using the “fashion industry” as a metaphor for market change and technological innovation. The high-end fashion industry offers an alternative metaphor for ... More


Conformity and Idiosyncrasy: Jean Rhys

Vike Martina Plock

in Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474427418
eISBN:
9781474434607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427418.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By looking at Jean Rhys’s ‘Left Bank’ fiction (Quartet, After Leaving Mr Mackenzie, Good Morning, Midnight, ‘Illusion’, ‘Mannequin’), this chapter investigates how new operational procedures such as ... More


Pricing Looks: Circuits of Value in Fashion Modeling Markets

Ashley Mears

in The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the role of status for the economic value of products by focusing on the pricing of fashion models. More specifically, it considers the apparent arbitrariness of aesthetic ... More


The Double Life of the Italian Suit: Italian Americans and the “Made in Italy” Label

Courtney Ritter

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0012
Subject:
History, Economic History

Since the 1980s, the arrival of new appealing, high-scale “made in Italy” goods and images, which are expressions of a globally popular “Italian Way of Life,” have complicated Italian American ... More


Modularity at the Inflection Point

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, and Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter argues that the dynamics produced by the rise of modularity in microelectronics, broadband networking, software, and digital content are increasingly about increasing speed and power ... More


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