The Resource Global denim, edited by Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Global denim, edited by Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Label
Global denim
Title
Global denim
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations for why this is the case; challenging the accepted history of jeans and showing why the reasons cannot be commercial. While discussing the consequences of denim at the global level, the book consists of some exemplary studies by anthropologists of what blue jeans mean in a variety of local situations. These range from the discussion of hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US. But through all these intensively researched ethnographies of local denim we build our understanding of the most curious of all features of blue jeans - the rise of global denim
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2085
LC item number
.G56 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Global denim, edited by Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Brazilian jeans': materiality, body and seduction at a Rio de Janeiro's Funk Ball
  • Mylene Mizrahi
  • Indigo bodies: fashion, mirror work and sexual identity in Milan
  • Roberta Sassatelli
  • Jeanealogies: materiality and the (im)permanence of relationships and intimacy
  • Sophie Woodward
  • Carrot-cut jeans: an ethnographic account of assertiveness, embarrassment and ambiguity in the figuration of working -class male youth identities in Berlin
  • Moritz Ege
  • The jeans that don't fit: marketing cheap jeans in Brazil
  • Rosana Pinheiro-Machado
  • The making of an American icon: the transformation of blue jeans during the Great Depression
  • Sandra Curtis Comstock
  • Diverting denim: screening jeans in Bollywood
  • Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber
  • How blue jeans went green: the materiality of an American icon
  • Bodil Birkebæck Olesen
  • The limits of jeans in Kannur, Kerala
  • Daniel Miller
Control code
ocn719377471
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 204 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847887399
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26070492
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)719377471
  • pebco085785142X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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