Interest in contemporary cultural industries has grown in the past decade, as they take on a greater significance in our increasingly consumer-led society. Focusing on the world of fashion photography, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach in which this and other aesthetic markets, such as advertising, modelling, art, music and more, can be viewed.
The main thrust of this groundbreaking book, is in developing a theory for these cultural markets, characterized by insecurity, and where status and aesthetic diversity generate order and price differentiation. In these industries, services and products are offered that are a mix of the aesthetic and the economic, and for fashion photographers such as those studied here, it is necessary to carefully position themselves in the market by developing unique photographic styles and separating themselves from competitors.
Yet the markets in which these industries operate differ from the type of exchange markets depicted by neoclassical economists, and therefore cannot be considered using such modes of analysis. Instead Aspers conducts his study using empirical phenomenology, an original approach presented here for the first time, which can be easily used in other empirical studies. He draws on original empirical material; participant observation and interviews generated in New York and Stockholm; which bring a depth of analysis and a relevance to this book which academics, researchers and those with a vested interest in such industries will value.
Written by one of the world's brightest young economic sociologists, this fascinating book (previously published in Sweden and enthusiastically received) is endorsed by recognized industry authorities. A noteworthy book, it provides a foothold in the burgeoning sub discipline of economic sociology, and a significant analysis of the economics of the fashion photography industry.
The YMBA educational series is designed with Middle School (grades 6 to 9) students in mind. The YMBA It's My Business: Fashion Design is an exciting workbook that can be enjoyed independently or as a capstone to the YMBA learning workbook series. YMBA Fashion Design provides students with a workbook that combines topics from the YMBA learning workbooks as students CHOOSE their OWN business decisions in this decide-as-you-go format. At the completion of the workbook students score their decisions and view their business results.
The YMBA series presents one topic at a time in adetailed and simple to understand format. Ideas are approached and discussed in a variety of methods to capture a students learning style.
Business concepts are generally introduced to students at the end of high school or in college. YMBA believes students can achieve an understanding of the business world and life skills with the use of comprehensive introduction style learning workbooks. YMBA topics are discussed using relevant examples that are based on familiar student scenarios. This pattern keeps students engaged and actively learning by asking for on-going student input. In the It's My Business series the decisions made by the student are tabulated at the end of workbooks so students can compute the success of their own decisions. As a student completes the learning workbook you will likely see a demonstration of pride and confidence in their new business and daily life skills.
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Fashion Retail Supply Chain Management: A Systems Optimization Approach is a comprehensive reference source that provides the state-of-the-art findings on many important emerging research issues related to retail supply chain management and optimization problems. The book takes an explicit systems approach, and discusses retailled fashion supply chain coordination mechanisms and consumer market informationdriven fashion retail supply chain models, as well as suggesting future research avenues.
This volume will be of interest not only to those involved in the fashion industry, but also to academics and practitioners in the wider fields of business, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering and supply chain management.
For many years, the accounting profession has attempted to construct a conceptual framework that logically ties together its many ideas and procedures. As this systems view of accounting emerges it is important, argue Swanson and Miller, to make the distinction between opinion or personal interpretation and empirical evidence. In this book, they develop a theory of accounting measurement basd on living systems theory (LST) and thus provide a fundamental framework for classifying the various accounting ideas and procedures into those that concern measurements of concrete economic processes and interpretations of those measurements. Writing for advanced students of accounting and finance, the authors explain the distinctions among concrete, abstracted and conceptual systems; discuss the concept of money in terms of concrete processes; and survey the connections between 20 LST defined subsystems and accounting information systems. They assert that the monetary scale is a ratio level measurement scale fully analogous to other measurement scales used by science. They reject the idea that the units of the scale are variable and show that this general perception arises from the fallacy of confusing the objects being measured with the units of the measurement scale. Using this scale, accounting's contribution to information processing is enabling managers and other social deciders to view the diverse matter-energy forms of a complex organization as a coherent whole on the attribute specific exchange value. Finally, Swanson and Miller analyze generally acccepted accounting principles, highlighting areas in which the distinction between interpretation and empirical evidence is blurred in practice. They present an extended critique of the usefulness of such principles and propose new alternatives based on living systems theory that aims to improve both our understanding of accounting methods and measurements and the quality of accounting reporting.
Barbie calls upon some very fashionable fairies for help to save a failing fashion clothing company in Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale. This full-color storybook with over 30 glitter stickers is based on Barbie's latest direct-to-DVD movie.
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