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Made in Translation: Producing Italian Fashion in China

Sylvia Yanagisako- Professor of Anthropology,Stanford University

OPEN ONLY TO STANFORD FACULTY. RSVP REQUIRED TO Ann Enthoven at ann.enthoven@stanford.edu

Presenting at the lunch seminar will be Clayman Faculty Research Fellow, Sylvia Yanagisako, Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University. Lunch will be served by 11:45am and we will begin promptly at 12:00pm and end by 1:00pm. An RSVP is required for purposes of catering. You may respond to Ann Enthoven at ann.enthoven@stanford.edu . These seminars are aimed at faculty; all faculty are welcome to attend.

Abstract:The manufacture of “Made in Italy” clothing in China raises intriguing questions about the national branding of commodities, labor, and aesthetics in transnational capitalist ventures. Since 2004, Sylvia Yanagisako has been conducting ethnographic research on collaborations between Italians and Chinese in the textile and garment industries. In this talk, she traces the ways in which these transnational ventures are reconfiguring the values and identities of both products and producers.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | 0:11 am — 1:00 pm
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way

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