Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan by Andrew Gordon

By Andrew Gordon

due to the fact that its early days of mass construction within the 1850s, the stitching computer has been intricately hooked up with the worldwide improvement of capitalism. Andrew Gordon strains the machine’s notable trip into and all through Japan, the place it not just reworked manners of gown, but additionally helped switch styles of lifestyle, category constitution, and the position of girls. As he explores the marketing, paying for, and use of the stitching desktop within the early to mid-twentieth century, Gordon reveals that its historical past is a lens in which we will study the fashionable transformation of everyday life in Japan. either as a device of creation and as an item of shopper hope, the stitching desktop is entwined with the emergence and ascendance of the center category, of the feminine shopper, and of the pro domestic supervisor as defining components of eastern modernity.

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