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Fashion Retail

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter provides an investigation of the following questions: why power passed from producers to retailers; how retailers utilize their dominance in the chain; and whether this imbalance of ... More


“Little Freedoms”: Immigrant Labor and the Politics of “Fast Fashion” after Rana Plaza

Jessamyn Hatcher

in Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479892150
eISBN:
9781479861736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapterexamines a group of undocumented immigrant women from Nepal who wear fast fashion to labor at their body service jobs in a New York City nail salon. Contrary to the idea that consuming ... More


Times, Tempos, and the Rhythm of Fast Fashion in Los Angeles and Seoul

Christina H. Moon

in Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479892150
eISBN:
9781479861736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Fast fashion is often a story about the most powerful global retail giants such as Zara and H&M. The rise and dominance of fast fashion within the United States, however, areintimately tied to the ... More


Cartographic Imaginaries of Fast Fashion in Guangzhou, China

Nellie Chu

in Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479892150
eISBN:
9781479861736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes how Chinese rural migrants’ participation in the global commodity chains for fast fashion in Guangzhou intersects with their geographic imaginaries of the “global.” ... More


Shopping Mall Fashionistas: Fast Fashion and the Work of Shopping

Arlene Dávila

in El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how middle-class female professionals and self-described fashionistas used shopping malls as premier sites to learn and perform class identities and to reassert value systems ... More


Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Elizabeth L. Krause

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557915
eISBN:
9780226558103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558103.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The coveted “Made in Italy” label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic ... More


Splitting the Seams: Transnational Feminism and the Manila-Toronto Production of Filipino Couture

Denise Cruz

in Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479892150
eISBN:
9781479861736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2013, Mangosing created VINTA, a small run of designs that are custom fit for consumers, produced by a single master sewer in Manila, and then shipped back to Toronto for distribution. This ... More


Conclusion: The Affective Turn

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, I situate the book’s findings about modeling, embodiment, and technology in the debates about affect stirred up by the age of the blink. It considers the theoretical ramifications of ... More


Ethnography

Elizabeth L. Krause

in Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557915
eISBN:
9780226558103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558103.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Combining humanistic and social scientific inquiry with literary representation, “Ethnography” introduces the context, methods, and arguments. It positions Prato as a laboratory of globalization. The ... More


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