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Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the narrative of Mr. Hiraoka Masao. He was in his sixties at the time of the interview. He was the production manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Company when he was first ... More


Selling and Consuming Modern Life

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/9780520267855.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows that women and men in Japan defined their nation through cultural battles, including one over the merits of machine-made Western dress versus the hand-stitched kimono. The Singer ... More


The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Tamara Hareven

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin ... More


Mr. and Mrs. Nagahama: Cottage Weavers of Wedding Kimono on the Tango Peninsula

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Mr. Nagahama Jouichi and Mrs. Nagahama Minako live in Takanashi. Their weaving shed is across the street from their home on the edge of the sea, in what used to be their fish-house. Mr. and Mrs. ... More


Mindful Masquerades: White Privilege and the Politics of Dress

Amy Sueyoshi

in Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter places popular gender impersonators alongside Japanese and then Chinese immigrants to illuminate how whiteness rendered one form of masquerade as profitable and another as futile. White ... More


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