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Disrobed : how clothing predicts economic cycles, saves lives, and determines the future

Author: Syl Tang
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clothing reflects everything, and by looking at the clothing of every situation, you can understand where the world is, in that moment. Furthermore, you can use clothing to predict and influence the future. Disrobed focuses on how clothing reflects our zeitgeist. Tang comments on whether you should or shouldn't spend money on style. This is not a book on the "should" of consumerism, but rather the "is" of  Read more...
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Tang, Syl.
Disrobed.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
(DLC) 2017008532
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Syl Tang
ISBN: 9781442270992 1442270993
OCLC Number: 973481527
Description: xiv, 167 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Introducing the central idea of the book: clothing is a bellwether, a canary in a coal mine, a tool --
Are you wearing your lucky jersey?": Using clothing to read others' minds and thoughts --
You already know if that's fake in the museum: how clothing is linked to worldwide cons in science and finance --
Bankers' wives are laundering money: how resale shops just happen to forecast recessions --
Not shopping could save the planet: we are running out of drinking water, and how our retail behaviors could solve that --
Is your cotton shirt causing starvation?: Food or clothing; we might not be able to have both --
Can clothing save the lives of millions?: Can existing wearable technology alter the death rate of natural disasters forever? --
Burkinis and the clash of civilizations: how terrorism, clothing, and travel became inextricably linked --
The power to change everything.
Responsibility: Syl Tang.

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Disrobed explores how clothing reflects the state of the world and where it might be headed. Syl Tang brilliantly links the clothes we wear to world concerns such as the environment, water security,  Read more...

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Can what you wear save your life, keep you safe, or kill people across the world? Syl Tang shows that, sometimes, it does. You've never read a national security book quite like Disrobed. A fresh Read more...

 
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