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 computer has been intricately hooked up with the worldwide improvement of capitalism. Andrew Gordon strains the machine’s amazing trip into and all through Japan, the place it not just remodeled manners of gown, but in addition helped switch styles of lifestyle, type constitution, and the position of girls. As he explores the marketing, procuring, and use of the stitching laptop within the early to mid-twentieth century, Gordon reveals that its heritage is a lens in which we will be able to study the trendy transformation of way of life in Japan. either as a device of creation and as an item of patron hope, the stitching computer is entwined with the emergence and ascendance of the center type, of the feminine purchaser, and of the pro domestic supervisor as defining parts of eastern modernity.

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