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Stitched up : the anti-capitalist book of fashion / Tansy E. Hoskins

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Author
Hoskins, Tansy E., author.
Publication Info.
Halifax ; Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing ; London [England] : Pluto Press, 2014.

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1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations
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Series
Counterfire
Counterfire (Series)
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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note
Print version record.
Summary
Combining industry insider interviews with a fascinating historical narrative, Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Largerfeld and Karl Marx, Stitched Up explores consumerism, class and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation. Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashion's vampiric relationship with the planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging. Why does 'size zero' exist and what is the reality of working life for models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, Stitched Up also examines the global balance of power in the industry. In a compelling conclusion Stitched Up explores the use of clothing to resist. Can you shock an industry that loves to shock? Is 'green fashion' an alternative? Stitched Up provides a unique critical examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of capitalism.
Costume, Clothes & Fashion.
Fashion & Beauty Industries.
Contents
1. Owning It -- 2. The Fashion Media -- 3. Buyology -- 4. Stitching It -- 5.A Bitter Harvest -- 6. Fashion and Size -- 7. Is Fashion Racist? -- 8. Resisting Fashion -- 9. Reforming Fashion -- 10. Revolutionising Fashion.
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Subject
Clothing trade -- Social aspects.
Clothing trade -- Political aspects.
Clothing trade -- Environmental aspects.
Fashion -- Social aspects.
Fashion -- Political aspects.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Vêtements -- Industrie et commerce -- Aspect social.
Vêtements -- Industrie et commerce -- Aspect politique.
Vêtements -- Industrie et commerce -- Aspect de l'environnement.
Mode -- Aspect social.
Mode -- Aspect politique.
Consommation (Économie politique) -- Aspect social.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Fashion & Textile Industry.
Clothing trade -- Environmental aspects
Clothing trade -- Social aspects
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects
Fashion -- Political aspects
Fashion -- Social aspects
Other Form:
Print version: Hoskins, Tansy E., 1981- Stitched up 9781552666630 (DLC) 2013456723 (OCoLC)864394766
ISBN
9781783710065 (electronic bk.)
1783710063 (electronic bk.)
9781552666630
1552666638
9780745334561
0745334563
9780745332901
0745332900
9781783710089 (kindle)
9781783710072 (epub)