The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

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Pluto Press (UK)
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5.13 X 7.76 X 1.11 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author

Tansy E. Hoskins is an award winning author and journalist who investigates the global fashion industry. This work has taken her to Bangladesh, India, North Macedonia, and to the Topshop warehouses in Solihull. This is her third book.

Andreja Pejic is an activist, renowned model and actress. She has appeared on covers, starred in movies and changed our perception of transgender people.

'Makes a strong case for nothing less than a revolution'
Emma Watson, actor

'An incredible accomplishment'
Susie Orbach, author of 'Fat is a Feminist Issue'
'A controlled demolition, Hoskins uses facts to strip away the apparel trade's decorative exterior and then dynamites the foundations'
'Monthly Review'

'Once you see the fashion industry through Hoskins' anti-capitalist lens what lies behind cannot be unseen'
'Public Reading Rooms'
'Interrogates today's fashion landscape with rigour - will make you view your wardrobe through a different lens'
Lucy Siegle, author of 'Turning the Tide on Plastic'

'A masterclass in unpicking the threads of injustice, exploitation and oppression woven into our clothing. By joining the dots between fashion and capitalism, this is a route map to weave a different story for our clothing, our planet and its people'
Asad Rehman, Executive Director of War on Want
'A classic read for all fashion students, and of course those interested in the politics of fashion. I will refer to my copy for a long time to come'
Caryn Franklin MBE, fashion commentator and body image activist

'A book that hangs like a garment on a coat-hanger. A garment with many pockets. In the pockets numberless notes and remarks about clothes and history. Take it off the hanger and put it on. By which I mean - read it and walk through history'
John Berger
'Thoroughly researched with a reach extending both globally and historically, the book is packed with interesting examples, and Hoskins' engaging style makes it eminently readable'
'LSE Review of Books'

'A staple of contemporary fashion literature'
'Austrian Fashion Association'
'A failure to imagine the end of capitalism goes hand-in-hand with a failure to imagine the end of fashion as a commodified sphere in which countless exploited workers labour so that the powerful can wear power-affirming garments. Hoskins' book does wonders to help its readers overcome both failures'
Yanis Varoufakis