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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.
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 Description based on print version record
Subject Singer Sewing Machine Company -- History.
Clothing trade -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Consumers -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Sewing-machine industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520950313 (ebook)
9780520950313 (ebook)