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Fashion and beauty in the time of Asia

Author: S Heijin Lee; Christina H Moon; Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019]
Series: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia' considers the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called "Asian Century." S. Heijin Lee, Christina H. Moon, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu train our eyes on sites as far-flung, varied, and intimate as Guangzhou and Los Angeles, Saigon and Seoul, New York and Toronto. They map the transregional connections, ever-evolving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fashion and beauty in the time of Asia.
New York : New York University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018030567
(OCoLC)1044768869
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Heijin Lee; Christina H Moon; Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
ISBN: 9781479861736 1479861731
OCLC Number: 1096185350
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction; 1. White Like Koreans: The Skin of the New Vietnam; 2. China: Through the Looking Glass: Race, Property, and the Possessive Investment in White Feelings; 3. Beauty between Empires: Global Feminisms, Plastic Surgery, and the Trouble with Self-Esteem; 4. Beauty Regimens, Beauty Regimes: Korean Beauty on YouTube; 5. Fashioning the Field in Vietnam: An Intersectional Tale of Clothing, Femininities, and the Pedagogy of Appropriateness 6. Splitting the Seams: Transnational Feminism and the Manila-Toronto Production of Filipino Couture7. Manicures as Transnational Body Labor; 8. "Little Freedoms": Immigrant Labor and the Politics of "Fast Fashion" after Rana Plaza; 9. Cartographic Imaginaries of Fast Fashion in Guangzhou, China; 10. Times, Tempos, and the Rhythm of Fast Fashion in Los Angeles and Seoul; Acknowledgments; About the Contributors; Index
Series Title: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Responsibility: edited by S. Heijin Lee, Christina H. Moon, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu.
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Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia' considers the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called "Asian Century." S. Heijin Lee, Christina H. Moon, and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu train our eyes on sites as far-flung, varied, and intimate as Guangzhou and Los Angeles, Saigon and Seoul, New York and Toronto. They map the transregional connections, ever-evolving aspirations and sensibilities, and new worlds and life paths forged through engagements with fashion and beauty. Contributors consider American influence on plastic surgery in Korea, Vietnamese debates about "the fashionable," and the costs and commitments demanded of those who make and wear fast fashion, from Chinese garment workers to Nepalese nail technicians in New York who are mandated to dress "fashionably." In doing so, this interdisciplinary anthology moves beyond common characterizations of Asians and the Asian diaspora as simply abject laborers or frenzied consumers, analyzing who the modern Asian subject is now: what they wear and how they work, move, eat, and shop

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As Asia becomes increasingly central to the global fashion system, books like Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia become ever more important. -- Dr. Valerie Steele, Director, the Museum at the Read more...

 
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