Clothing, Politics and Consumer Culture in East Germany
By (author) Judd Stitziel
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Fashioning Socialism by Judd Stitziel
Book DescriptionFashioning Socialism is the first history of communist fashion in East Germany. Using clothing as a lens to read society, the author unveils wider tensions between the regime and the population and within the regime itself.In telling the surprising - and often bizarre - story of communist haute couture, fashion shows, seasonal clearance sales, the textile and garment industries, and everyday consumer practices, this book explores the paradoxical causes, forms, and consequences of East Germany's attempt to create a communist consumer culture during the Cold War. In attempting to compete with capitalism on the West's terms, East Germany unwittingly bred disgruntled consumers - consumers who ultimately tore down the Wall. Topics covered include gender and consumption, Americanization and Sovietization, women as consumer-citizens, and much more.A rare glimpse into consumerism under state socialism, this book offers unique insights into the Cold War, the dynamics and collapse of communism, and modern consumption.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845202828
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Fashioning Socialism, a history of communist fashion in East Germany, uses clothing as a lens to read society. The author unveils wider tensions between the regime and the population and within the regime itself.
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Author Biography - Judd Stitziel
Judd Stitziel received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Cornell and Wesleyan Universities. He is currently an independent scholar based in Washington, DC.
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