1st Edition

Fashion’s Transnational Inequalities Socio-Political, Economic, and Environmental

Edited By Anna-Mari Almila, Serkan Delice Copyright 2024
    200 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the evolving relationship between fashion and transnational capitalism. It examines the inequalities and injustices that this relationship embodies and engenders within the interconnected domains of production, consumption, labour, and environmental ethics. It also considers national and transnational ways of evading, resisting, and dismantling those inequalities and injustices.

    An accessible and compelling read, Fashion’s Transnational Inequalities will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, sociology, politics, cultural studies, and all those interested in deconstructing the inequalities that exist in the fashion industry globally.

    1. Introduction: Fashion and Transnational Inequalities – What, Where, and Why? 

    Anna-Mari Almila and Serkan Delice 

    2. Ethno-Racial Capitalism within Contemporary Fashion: Forced Labour and the Uyghur Crisis 

    Flavia Loscialpo 

    3. Where is Living Labour in Fashion and Cultural Appropriation Debates? 

    Serkan Delice 

    4. The Sociality of Decolonisation: Making Fashion, Heritage, and Cultural Sustainability in Vietnam 

    Rimi Khan 

    5. New Fashion Ethics: Who Has Justice and Value in Fashion? 

    Kirsi Niinimäki

    6. From Stylistic Capital to Stylistic Inequalities: What Style Brings to Individuals, and What It Can Take from Them 

    Frédéric Godart

    7. The Myth of Trickle-Down: How Fashions Do (Not) Spread in European Fashion Magazines, and What This Tells Us about Power and Status in the Global Fashion System 

    Giselinde Kuipers, Luuc Brans, and Luca Carbone

    8. From Paca to Vintage Clothing: Inequality and Border Among Resellers in Monterrey, México 

    Efrén Sandoval 

    9. Pandemic Fashions or the Historical Inequality of It All 

    Anna-Mari Almila


    Anna-Mari Almila is Senior Researcher in Cultural Sociology at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

    Serkan Delice is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK.

    'This volume makes a timely and much-needed contribution to understanding the fashion system's constraints and potential in responding to pressing issues such as decolonization and the climate crisis by bringing together a remarkable representation of the various ways inequalities manifest themselves in the global fashion arena.'

    Simona Serge-Reinach, Associate Professor in Fashion Studies, University of Bologna