Asian Street Fashion

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Author: James Bent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544402

Category: Design

Page: 272

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An inspiring visual journey through the fashions to be found on the streets of Asia, where young fashionistas are pushing the boundaries to make bold statements that scream individuality and yet are born out of assured traditions. In 280 carefully selected photographs, the culmination of several years of travelling throughout Asia in pursuit of the most innovative styles, James Bent gives a rare insight into this underexposed fashion scene.

Street Style

An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging

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Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474262902

Category: Design

Page: 336

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Street style blogging has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the last decade. Amateur photographers, often with no formal training in fashion, have become critical arbiters of taste and trends, influencing the representations that appear in magazines and on runways, and putting new cities on the fashion world map. This cutting-edge book documents the evolution of street style photography, from the fieldwork photos of early anthropology to the glamorized snapshots that appear on blogs today, and explores the structural shifts in the global fashion industry that street style has helped bring about. Chronicling author and anthropologist Brent Luvaas' experience over three years of blogging through vivid street imagery and rich ethnographic detail, this book turns the lens of street style photography back onto anthropology itself, arguing that the phenomenon is a powerful mode of amateur ethnography. Bloggers blur the distinction between professional and amateur, insider and outsider, self and brand. This book documents that blur from the ground level-from the streets of Philadelphia to the sidewalks of New York Fashion Week. Street Style is an essential read for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, sociology, media and cultural studies, and fans of street style photography alike.

Fashion, Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives

From the Eighteenth Century to Monica Ali

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Author: Noemí Pereira-Ares

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319613979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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This book is the first book-length study to explore the sartorial politics of identity in the literature of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. Using fashion and dress as the main focus of analysis, and linking them with a myriad of identity concerns, the book takes the reader on a journey from the eighteenth century to the new millennium, from early travel account by South Asian writers to contemporary British-Asian fictions. Besides sartorial readings of other key authors and texts, the book provides an in-depth exploration of Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man (1972), Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), Meera Syal’s Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (1999) and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003).This work examines what an analysis of dress contributes to the interpretation of the featured texts, their contexts and identity politics, but it also considers what literature has added to past and present discussions on the South Asian dressed body in Br itain. Endowed with an interdisciplinary emphasis, the book is of interest to students and academics in a variety of fields, including literary criticism, socio-cultural studies and fashion theory.

The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media

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Author: Lori Kido Lopez,Vincent Pham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317540840

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media offers readers a comprehensive examination of the way that Asian Americans have engaged with media, from the long history of Asian American actors and stories that have been featured in mainstream film and television, to the birth and development of a distinctly Asian American cinema, to the ever-shifting frontiers of Asian American digital media. Contributor essays focus on new approaches to the study of Asian American media including explorations of transnational and diasporic media, studies of intersectional identities encompassed by queer or mixed race Asian Americans, and examinations of new media practices that challenge notions of representation, participation, and community. Expertly organized to represent work across disciplines, this companion is an essential reference for the study of Asian American media and cultural studies.

Styling South Asian Youth Cultures

Fashion, Media and Society

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Author: Lipi Begum,Rohit K. Dasgupta,Reina Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838609180

Category: Design

Page: 248

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For South Asia, fashion and consumption have come to play an increasingly important role in the lives of young people and in the formation of youth cultures. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have all, in related and distinctive ways, been producing confident young fashion consumers, who are proving to be an important market for fashion.This book explores South Asian youth cultures and fashion across the countries of this region and their diasporas from a transnational perspective. Through visual and textual analysis of film, photography and digital cultures, as well as ethnographic fieldwork, the expert contributors look at how gender, sexuality, class, the media and faith intersect with and style youth cultures. By establishing the heterogeneous nature of South Asia and its youth cultures, they also dismantle grand western narratives that tend to understand the region's diverse cultural modernity through the lens of homogeneity.

British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles/Past and Present

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Author: Christopher Breward,Philip Crang,Rosemary Crill

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851776191

Category: Art

Page: 208

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South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries. 'British Asian Style' looks at the ongoing importance of South Asian textiles to British fashion and culture.

Tokyo Street Style

Fashion in Harajuku

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Author: Tiffany Godoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500514030

Category: Exoticism in fashion

Page: 237

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The dizzying combination of street-level fashion, outre couture and re-mixed, fast-forward youth culture in Tokyo's Harajuku neighbourhood has made it an international style capital. Tokyo Street Style profiles the daring and influential designers and labels at this epicentre of Japanese and global fashion. Offering a pop cultural history of the scene, a snapshot of where it is today, and a glimpse into its future, this dazzling book includes hundreds of images of innovative and astonishing fashions, ads, stores, models and magazines, plus the creators themselves.

Dangerous Designs

Asian Women Fashion the Diaspora Economies

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Author: Parminder Bhachu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908644

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In late-1990s Britain, the salwaar-kameez or 'Punjabi suit' emerged as a high-fashion garment. Popular both on the catwalk and on the street, it made front-page news when worn by Diana, Princess of Wales and by Cherie Booth, the wife of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. In her ethnography of the local and global design economies established by Asian women fashion entrepreneurs, Parminder Bhachu focuses on the transformation of the salwaar-kameez from negatively coded 'ethnic clothing' to a global garment fashionable both on the margins and in the mainstream. Exploring the design and sewing businesses, shops and street fashions in which this revolution has taken place, she shows how the salwaar-kameez is today at the heart of new economic micro-markets which themselves represent complex, powerfully coded means of cultural dialogue and racial politics. The innovative designs of second-generation British Asian women are drawn from characteristically improvisational migrant cultural codes. Through their hybrid designs and creation of new aesthetics, these women cross cultural boundaries, battling with racism and redefining both Asian and British identities. At the same time, their border-crossing commercial entrepreneurship produces new diaspora economies which give them control over many economic, aesthetic, cultural and technological resources. In this way, the processes of global capitalism are gendered, racialized and localized through the interventions of diasporic women from the margins.

Textile Asia

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Textile fabrics

Page: N.A

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Asian American Religions

The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries

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Author: Tony Carnes,Fenggang Yang

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814772706

Category: Religion

Page: 399

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Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans. Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.