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Global Clothing and Poverty; Fur Inheritance in Poland

Laurie Taylor explores the commodity chains in high fashion and second-hand clothing. Plus fur, family and inheritance in middle-class Poland.

Jeans on a journey: Laurie Taylor talks to Andrew Brooks, Lecturer in Development Geography at Kings College London, about his study of the hidden world of fast fashion and second hand clothes.
Following a pair of jeans in an around-the-world tour, this research reveals the commodity chains which perpetuate poverty - from Mozambican markets to London's vintage clothing scene.

Fur, family and inheritance. Siobhan Magee, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, discusses her research into the convention of passing down fur clothes from grandmother to granddaughter in the Polish middle class.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Andrew Brooks

Lecturer in Development Geography at King's College London

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Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1783600675
ISBN-13: 978-1783600670

Siobhan Magee

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

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Abstract: Of love and fur: grandmothers, class, and pre-mortem inheritance in a southern Polish city
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
21: 66–85. doi: 10.1111/1467-9655.12148

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