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Tight knit : global families and the social life of fast fashion

Author: Elizabeth L Krause; Massimo Bressan
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The coveted?Made in Italy? label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic charm. Yet, as Elizabeth L. Krause uncovers in 'Tight Knit', Chinese migrants are the ones sewing?Made in Italy? labels into low-cost items for a thriving fast-fashion industry - all the while adding new patterns to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Krause, Elizabeth L.
Tight knit.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017051765
(OCoLC)1004268164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Krause; Massimo Bressan
ISBN: 9780226558103 022655810X
OCLC Number: 1044767826
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Tight knit. Ethnography --
Chinese immigration and the Made in Italy brand. Value --
Money --
Crisis --
Global circuits of care. Checkup --
Circulation --
The new politics of urban racism. Integration --
Action / with Massimo Bressan --
Conclusion. Futures.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Krause.

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The coveted?Made in Italy? label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic charm. Yet, as Elizabeth L. Krause uncovers in 'Tight Knit', Chinese migrants are the ones sewing?Made in Italy? labels into low-cost items for a thriving fast-fashion industry - all the while adding new patterns to the social fabric of Italy?s iconic industry. Krause offers a revelatory look into how families involved in the fashion industry are coping with globalization based on longterm research in Prato, the historic hub of textile production in the heart of metropolitan Tuscany. She brings to the fore the tensions - over value, money, beauty, family, care, and belonging?that are reaching a boiling point as the country struggles to deal with the same migration pressures that are triggering backlash all over Europe and North America. Tight Knit tells a fascinating story about the heterogeneity of contemporary capitalism that will interest social scientists, immigration experts, and anyone curious about how globalization is changing the most basic of human conditions - making a living and making a life.

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"It is a truism that family never falls out of fashion; it is also a truism that fashion is quickly out of date. Tight Knit stitches these together, in a remarkable account of how global apparel Read more...

 
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