By (author) Beverly Lemire
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Cotton by Beverly Lemire
Book DescriptionThis book explores the fascinating history and present-day practices associated with cotton. This is a story of commercial and cultural enterprise, of the ties and tensions between East and West, of technological and industrial revolution, social modernization, colonialism and slavery. Cotton's history mirrors profound global transformations. And cotton remains one of the most significant mass commodities today. Cotton's track record on labor conditions in factories and plantations has tarnished its history and reputation, even as cotton clothes became the hallmark of modern industrialized society. Cotton expressed popular fashions and popular politics in dynamic ways. Yet cottons also take other cultural forms and are part of vibrant craft traditions in many parts of the world. This book explores the history, impact and ongoing life of this hugely influential textile.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845203009
(244mm x 189mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Beverly Lemire
Business of Everyday Life, Paperback (January 2012)
The book explores the previously under-researched patterns and practices that fashioned a modern consumer society, charting the evolving habits among English men and women across three centuries.
Cotton, Hardback (March 2011)
Cotton has literally changed the world. This book explores the fascinating history and present day practices associated with cotton.
Force of Fashion in Politics and Society, Hardback (July 2010)View all books by Beverly Lemire
Intends to position fashion as the lens - the critical mediating force - through which to analyze and understand cultural, economic and political shifts within a broad spectrum of societies in Europe, Asia, Africa and America from the seventeenth to twenty-first centuries.
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Author Biography - Beverly Lemire
Beverly Lemire is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the Department of History and Classics, and the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.
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