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Fashioning a Market: The Singer Sewing Machine in Colonial Lanka

Nira Wickramasinghe

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role of the Singer sewing machine in fashioning a consumer market in colonial Lanka, now known as Sri Lanka. More specifically, it narrates the fashioning of a market ... More


SO SUPER‐EXCELLENT: Music for the Annual Festa, 1500–1650

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The most important musical event for a scuola grande was the annual celebration of the feast day of its patron saint. In the 16th and early 17th centuries, the scuole each hired some of the best ... 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


Resisting Yankee Capitalism

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/9780520267855.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Employees of the Singer Sewing Machine Company organized two labor disputes. The disputes were notable for the leading role played by managers and sellers, for their tactics—a virtual takeover of the ... More


Sewing Machines

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Sewing machines provide the first of three detailed case studies. Sewing machines represent a class of small-scale, multiuse technologies, typically sold as products themselves and integrated into ... More


Conclusion

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/9780520267855.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Both the Singer Sewing Machine Company and its product played important roles in propelling America's “irresistible” market empire to its dominant place, not only in Europe but around the globe. In ... More


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