Fashion and the Consumer Revolution in Contemporary Russia

1st Edition

Olga Gurova

Routledge
Published October 12, 2017
Reference - 182 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138577084 - CAT# Y382791
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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Summary

This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market and how ideal lifestyles portrayed in glossy magazines and other media have contributed to the consumer revolution, as have shifts in the social structure and everyday life. Overall, the book, which includes the findings of extensive original research, including in-depth interviews with consumers, relates changes in fashion and retail to changing outlooks, identities, and ideologies in Russia more generally. The mentioned changes are also linked to the theoretical concept of fashion formed in postsocialist society.

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