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ASIANS WEAR CLOTHES ON THE INTERNET: RACE, GENDER AND THE WORK OF PERSONAL STYLE BLOGGING. Minh-Ha T. Pham. Duke University Press, Durham, 2015. 270 pp. with 38 ills. 23 x 15 cm. LC 2015-20933 ISBN 9780822360308 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 167185. Publisher's description: In the first ever book devoted to a critical investigation of the personal style blogosphere, Minh-Ha T. Pham examines the phenomenal rise of elite Asian bloggers who have made a career of posting photographs of themselves wearing clothes on the Internet. Pham understands their online activities as "taste work" practices that generate myriad forms of capital for superbloggers and the brands they feature. A multifaceted and detailed analysis, Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet addresses questions concerning the status and meaning of "Asian taste" in the early twenty-first century, the kinds of cultural and economic work Asian tastes do; and the fashion public and industry's appetite for certain kinds of racialized eliteness. Situating blogging within the historical context of gendered and racialized fashion work while being attentive to the broader cultural, technological, and economic shifts in global consumer capitalism, Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet has profound implications for understanding the changing and enduring dynamics of race, gender, and class in shaping some of the most popular work practices and spaces of the digital fashion media economy.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 71,30
Worldwide Number: 167186
Paperbound $24.95    

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