Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745334561 Published January 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745332901 Published January 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

Tansy E. Hoskins

Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

Tansy E. Hoskins

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745334561 Published January 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745332901 Published January 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation.

Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashion’s vampiric relationship with the planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging. Why does ‘size zero’ exist and what is the reality of working life for models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, the book also examines the global balance of power in the industry.

Beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned designs, In a compelling conclusion Stitched Up explores the use of clothing to resist. Can you shock an industry that loves to shock? Is ‘green fashion’ an alternative? Stitched Up provides a unique critical examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of capitalism.

Contents

Introduction
1 Owning It
2 The Fashion Media
3 Buyology
4 Stitching It
5 A Bitter Harvest
6 Fashion and Size
7 Is Fashion Racist?
8 Resisting Fashion
9 Reforming Fashion
10 Revolutionising Fashion
Notes
Index

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