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Einleitung: Produktion und Verkauf von Kleidung seit dem späten 19. Jahrhundert

Mark Spoerer

Abstract

Introduction: Production and Sales of Clothing since the End of the 19th Century

This paper traces the development of the clothing industry and the clothing retail trade in Germany, and the historiography thereof. In contrast to the textile industry, which experienced substantial technical progress in the course of the industrialization, these industries remained labour intensive. After World War II, the European clothing industry followed cheap labour. Production was relocated in the 1950s from the urban consumption centers to the countryside, in the 60s to the European periphery and in the 70s outside Europe. The German clothing retail trade underwent fundamental change as well, especially in the 30s when many of them were «aryanized». This issue contains five papers on the German and American clothing business.

Online erschienen: 2017-03-10
Erschienen im Druck: 2017-03-10

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