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Author Miller, Daniel, 1954- author

Title Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary / Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 169 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Life -- Relationships -- Fashion -- Comfortable -- Ordinary -- The Struggle for Ordinary -- Anthropology: From Normative to Ordinary -- Sociology: The Ordinary and the Routine
Summary This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive field work in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item--blue jeans--to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of "the normative." Miller and Woodward argue that blue jeans do not always represent social and cultural difference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-163) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clothing and dress.
Denim -- Social aspects.
Jeans (Clothing) -- Social aspects.
Material culture.
Form Electronic book
Author Woodward, Sophie, author
LC no. 2011036634
ISBN 0520952081 (electronic bk.)
9780520952089 (electronic bk.)