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L.A. Chic
A Locational History of Los Angeles Fashion
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Price £34, $45
ISBN 9781783209347
Paperback 234 pages
230x174
Published July 2018
Imprint: Intellect
Books by Susan Ingram
Books by Markus Reisenleitner
Books in Cultural & Media Studies
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Los Angeles is undergoing a makeover. Leaving behind its image as all freeways and suburbs, sunshine and noir, it is reinventing itself for the twenty-first century as a walkable, pedestrian-friendly, ecologically healthy, and global urban hotspot of fashion and style, while driving initiatives to rejuvenate its downtown core, public spaces and ethnic neighbourhoods. By providing a locational history of Los Angeles fashion and style mythologies through the lens of institutions such as manufacturing, museums and designers as well as through readings of contemporary film, literature and new media, L.A. Chic provides an in-depth analysis of the social changes, urban processes, desires and politics that inform how the good life is being re-imagined in Los Angeles.

Part of the Urban Chic series
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