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By Maureen Molloy

Drastic alterations within the profession aspirations of ladies within the constructed international have ended in a brand new, globalised marketplace for off-the-peg dressmaker outfits created via self reliant artisans. This e-book studies on a phenomenon that turns out to exemplify the dual imperatives of globalisation and feminine emancipation.

  • A significant conceptual contribution to the literatures on globalisation, style and gender, analysing the ways that women’s access into the labour strength over the last thirty years within the built global has underpinned new kinds of aestheticised construction and intake in addition to the expansion of ‘work-style’ businesses
  • A very important contribution to the burgeoning literature on tradition and inventive industries which regularly ignores the numerous roles taken through ladies as marketers and architects instead of mere consumers
  • Introduces type students and fiscal geographers to a paradigmatic instance of the recent clothier type industries rising in various international locations no longer frequently linked to fashion
  • Takes a clean point of view on an during which 3rd international garment staff were the topic of exhaustive research yet first international girls were mostly ignored
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2001. ‘Political Economy Discourses of Globalization and Feminist Politics’. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 26 (4): 983–1007. Bhachu, Parminder. 2003. Dangerous Designs: Asian Women Fashion the Diaspora Economies. London: Routledge. Bourdieu, Pierre. 1984 (2000). Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. London & New York: Routledge. 38 FASHIONING GLOBALISATION Bovone, Laura. 2005. ‘Fashionable Quarters in the Postindustrial City: The Ticinese of Milan’. City and Community 4 (4):359–380.

She points out that in traditional commodity chain analysis ‘culture’ enters into a linearly imagined chain at 32 FASHIONING GLOBALISATION key points, namely design, marketing and retail. Consequently this form of analysis unintentionally keeps the dichotomy between economy and culture, privileging the former and understanding the later as epiphenomenal. Her claim is that even network-based analyses continue to keep the consumer in the background. She concludes that the focus of such accounts remains production systems and argues instead for a focus on ‘intersectoral connections’.

New Zealand Apparel: Department of Commerce, US Department of State. Power, Dominic. 2003. ‘The “Nordic” Cultural Industries: A Cross-National Comparison of the Place of the Cultural Industries in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden’. Geografiska Annaler 85B (3):167–180. Power, Dominic and Atle Hauge. 2008. ‘No Man’s Brand – Brands, Institutions, and Fashion’. Growth and Change 39 (1):123–143. Rantisi, Norma. 2002. ‘The Competitive Foundations of Localized Learning and Innovation: The Case of Women’s Garment Production in New York City’.

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