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Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion

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Lisa Rofel
Duke University Press
2019

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Fabricating Transnational Capitalism: A Collaborative Ethnography of Italian-Chinese Global Fashion (Duke University Press), which offers a new methodology for understanding transnational capitalism in a global era.

“Across the reach of global capitalism, Italian managers and Chinese entrepreneurs cast sticky webs of desire toward each other. And yet, as they negotiate the value of their respective labors, a quite different history of assessment and translation is brought into play for each. Fabricating Transnational Capitalism unpacks what global capital means on the ground. There are surprises: investment is kinship; private is state-run. For the ethnographic study of political economy, the book will become a classic.”                   

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, author of The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

For more information, and to order the paperback at a 30% discount, please visit https://www.dukeupress.edu/fabricating-transnational-capitalism and enter coupon code E18FABR during checkout.