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Canadian Critical Luxury Studies

A dynamic new contribution to the study of luxury in the Canadian context. 

From the history of the fur trade to the latest Indigenous fashion movement, from the T. Eaton Company’s 1920s “Made-in-Canada” campaign to the on-again-off-again Toronto Fashion Week, from Vancouver public art commissions to Montréal’s future-forward fashion tech sector, the essays in this volume explain what makes and breaks Canadian luxury. The book announces a new collective of thinkers who focus on Indigenous and Canadian instances of luxurious production, experiences, and sites to propose a new definition of luxury that includes a plurality of regional practices. Challenging Western perceptions that bind luxury to a colonial past or a consumerist present, these original case studies redefine luxury for Canada, highlighting the notion that Canadian luxury is centered on community and connection.

252 pages | 19 color plates | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

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