How Transnational Modernity Is Taking Shape In And In Relation To Asia Fashion And Beauty In The Time Of Asia Considers The Role Of Bodily Aesthetics In The Shaping Of Asian Modernities And The Formation Of The So Called Asian Century S Heijin Lee, Christina H Moon, And Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu Train Our Eyes On Sites As Far Flung, Varied, And Intimate As Guangzhou And Los Angeles, Saigon And Seoul, New York And Toronto They Map The Transregional Connections, Ever Evolving Aspirations And Sensibilities, And New Worlds And Life Paths Forged Through Engagements With Fashion And Beauty Contributors Consider American Influence On Plastic Surgery In Korea, Vietnamese Debates About The Fashionable, And The Costs And Commitments Demanded Of Those Who Make And Wear Fast Fashion, From Chinese Garment Workers To Nepalese Nail Technicians In New York Who Are Mandated To Dress Fashionably In Doing So, This Interdisciplinary Anthology Moves Beyond Common Characterizations Of Asians And The Asian Diaspora As Simply Abject Laborers Or Frenzied Consumers, Analyzing Who The Modern Asian Subject Is Now What They Wear And How They Work, Move, Eat, And Shop.
- 320 pages
- Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia
- S Heijin Heijin Lee
- 15 December 2017