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Chapter One: The Global Denim Project: Daniel Miller, University College London, and Sophie Woodward, University of Manchester Chapter Two: The Making of an American Icon: The Transformation of Blue Jeans during the Great Depression: Sandra Comstock, University of Western Ontario Chapter Three: Diverting Denim: The Ecology of Jeans in Popular Hindi Film: Clare Wilkinson-Weber, Washington State University Chapter Four: How Blue Jeans went Green: The Materiality of an American Icon, Bodil Olesen, Aarhus University Chapter Five: The Limits of Jeans in Kannur, Kerala, Daniel Miller Chapter Six: 'Brazilian Jeans': Materiality, Body and Seduction at a Rio de Janeiro Funk Ball: Mylene Mizrahi, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Chapter Seven: Indigo Bodies: Fashion, Mirror Work and Sexual Identity in Milan, Roberta Sassatelli, University of Milan Chapter Eight: Jeanealogies: The (Im)permanence of Relationships, Sophie Woodward Chapter Nine: Picaldi Jeans and the figuration of working-class male youth identities in Berlin: An ethnographic account: Moritz Ege, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin Chapter Ten: The jeans that don't fit: marketing cheap jeans in Brazil: Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Index

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Attempts to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world Offers a range of case studies which could be used in a classroom context, from the hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan, through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US Edited by leading anthropologists Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward Also available in paperback, 9781847886316 GBP 17.99 (November 2010)

About the Author

Daniel Miller is Professor of Material Culture at University College London. He is the author of many books, including The Sari (with Mukulika Banerjee, Berg, 2004), Anthropology and the Individual (Berg, 2009) and The Comfort of Things (2009). Sophie Woodward is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester and author of Why Women Wear What they Wear (Berg, 2007).


An interesting and commendable first foray into an anthropology of blue jeans. Anthropology Review Database

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