Fashion, Work, and Politics in Modern France
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He is the editor of Hairstyles and Fashion: A Hairdresser's History of Paris, 1910-1920 (Berg, 1999) and the author of The Politics of Survival: Artisans in Twentieth-Century France (Oxford University Press, 1990). STEVE ZDATNY is Associate Professor of History at West Virginia University, USA.
His book is a tribute to simple workers living through a growing complex world. In this original work, Steven Zdatny shows to what extent it's impossible to grasp contemporary France without paying attention to handicraft and petty commerce. Written with great wit and panache, Zdatny's book constitutes an indispensable contribution to French labor history, as well as the increasingly rich body of literature on taste and fashion in modern Europe." - Vicki Caron, Thomas and Diann Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies, Cornell University"Zdatny has created a meticulously researched, in-depth analysi
$70 for THIS? Erasmusinwv They are charging $70 for this book-shaped sleeping pill? I bet he makes all his students wade through this nonsense. I saw him on Penn & Teller and he came off as laughable in the worst sense.
This history of coiffure in modern France illuminates a host of important twentieth-century issues: the course of fashion, the travails of small business in a modern economy, the complexities of labour reform, the failure of the Popular Front, the temptations of Pétainism, all accompanied by a parade of waves, chignons, and curls.