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Author Gordon, Andrew, 1952-

Title Fabricating consumers : the sewing machine in modern Japan / Andrew Gordon
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Series Asia--local studies/global themes
Asia--local studies/global themes.
Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART ONE. SINGER IN JAPAN -- PART TWO. Sewing Modernity in War and Peace -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. Gordon traces the machine's journey into and throughout Japan, where it not only transformed manners of dress, but also reshaped patterns of daily life, and much more
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Singer Sewing Machine Company -- History
Singer Sewing Machine Company.
Clothing trade -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Consumers -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Sewing-machine industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Clothing trade.
HISTORY / Asia / General.
Sewing-machine industry.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author University Press Scholarship Online
LC no. 2011019065
ISBN 0520267850