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Most beautiful job in the world : lifting the veil on the fashion industry
Most beautiful job in the world : lifting the veil on the fashion industry
2020
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Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing together prestige, power and beauty and occupying a central place in media and consumer fantasies. Yet the fashion industry, which claims to offer highly desirable job opportunities, relies significantly on job instability, not just in outsourced garment production but at the very heart of its creative production of luxury. Based on an in-depth investigation involving stylists, models, designers, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers and interns, anthropologist Giulia Mensitieri draws back fashion's glamorous facade to explore the lived realities of working in the industry. This challenging book lays bare the working conditions of 'the most beautiful job in the world', showing that exploitation isn't confined to sweatshops or sexual harassment of models, but exists at the very heart of the powerful symbolic and economic centre of fashion.
Main title:
Most beautiful job in the world : lifting the veil on the fashion industry / Giulia Mensitieri ; translated by Natasha Lehrer
Imprint:
Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2020.
Collation:
xv, 271 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
First published in French under the title: Le plus beau m©♭tier du monde, 2018.First published in English in the UK by Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.Includes bibliographical references and index.Translated from the French.
ISBN:
9780522876109
Dewey class:
338.4
Language:
English
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