Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Andrew Gordon


Since its early days of mass construction within the 1850s, the stitching computing device has been intricately attached 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 in addition helped swap styles of everyday life, category constitution, and the position of ladies. As he explores the marketing, procuring, and use of the stitching desktop within the early to mid-twentieth century, Gordon unearths that its heritage is a lens wherein we will be able to research the fashionable transformation of everyday life in Japan. either as a device of creation and as an item of customer hope, the stitching computing device is entwined with the emergence and ascendance of the center type, of the feminine shopper, and of the pro domestic supervisor as defining components of eastern modernity.

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