Publications

2016
Andrew Gordon, Gabriel Winant, Sven Beckert, and Rudi Batzell. 2016. “Introduction: The Global E.P. Thompson.” International Review of Social History (special issue), 1, 61. Publisher's Version
2015
Andrew Gordon, Rudi Batzell, Sven Beckert, and Gabriel Winant. 2015. “E. P. Thompson, Politics and History: Writing Social History Fifty Years after The Making of the English Working Class.” Journal of Social History (special issue), 4, 48. Publisher's Version Abstract
Andrew Gordon. 2015. “Making Sense of the Lost Decades: Workplaces and Schools, Men and Women, Young and Old, Rich and Poor.” In Examining Japan’s Lost Decades, edited by Yoichi Funabashi and Barak Kushner. Routledge : Taylor and Francis Group.
2013
Andrew Gordon. 2013. ミシンと日本の近代:消費者の創出 Japanese Translation of Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan . translated by Kaori Oshima, 434 (For online reviews, please click on book title above). Misuzu Shobo.
A Modern History of Japan, 3rd edition
A. Gordon. 2013. A Modern History of Japan, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press. Publisher's Version
2012
Andrew Gordon. 2012. “Asahi Asia Japan Watch Commentary.” http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/opinion/AJ201203110017.
Andrew Gordon. 2012. “"Consumption, Consumerism, and Japanese Modernity".” In Oxford Handbook on the History of Consumption. Oxford University Press.
Andrew Gordon. 2012. “"Credit in a Nation of Savers: The Growth of Consumer Credit in Japan".” In The Development of Consumer Credit in Global Perspective: Business, Regulation, and Culture, edited by Jan Logemann. German Historical Institute.
Andrew Gordon. 2012. “"Like Bamboo Shoots after the Rain: The Growth of a Nation of Dressmakers and Consumers".” In The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2012, edited by Penelope Francks and Janet Hunter. Palgrave Macmillan.
2011
Andrew Gordon. 2011. Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan. University of California Press. Abstract
The sewing machine opens a window onto the social transformations of the 20th century that turned Japan into a society in which the great majority understood themselves to be members of the middle class, defined not only by where they worked, but also by what they bought and how they bought it. Through study of the selling, the buying, and the using of the sewing machine in the early-to-mid twentieth century, I address globalization as a “localizing process” in both the realm of discourse and in social and economic practice. On the demand side, the focus is on women users in the home, with attention as well to home-based commercial production by seamstresses or dressmakers. On the supply side, the main actors are Singer Sewing Machine Company and then its Japanese competitors. An extraordinary variety of meanings and experiences attached to this object, which allows us to study the modern transformation of daily life with its continuing harshness, its new opportunities and its new imposition of discipline on both the men who sold it and the women who used it. Keywords: business history, cultural history, daily life, gender, globalization, middle class, modern Japan, modernity, social history.
2009
Andrew Gordon. 2009. “Selling the American Way: The Singer Sales System in Japan, 1900-1938.” Business History Review, Winter 2008, 82. Publisher's Version
2006
From Sewing Machines to Credit Cards: Consumer Credit in 20th Century Japan
Andrew Gordon. 2006. “From Sewing Machines to Credit Cards: Consumer Credit in 20th Century Japan.” In The Ambivalent Consumer: Questioning Consumption in East Asia and the West, edited by Sheldon Garon and Patricia MacClachan. Cornell University Press. Publisher's Version
Shohi, seikatsu, goraku no ‘kansen shi’” [A “transwar” history of consumption, daily life, and leisure]
Andrew Gordon. 2006. “Shohi, seikatsu, goraku no ‘kansen shi’” [A “transwar” history of consumption, daily life, and leisure].” In Nichijo seikatsu no naka no soryoku sen [Total war in the midst of daily life], edited by Narita Ryuichi and et al. Iwanami koza: Ajia Taiheyo senso [Iwanami symposium: The Asia-Pacific War], Vol. 6. Iwanami shoten. Publisher's Version
2002
A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present
The Short Happy Life of the Japanese Middle Class
Andrew Gordon. 2002. “The Short Happy Life of the Japanese Middle Class.” In Social Contracts Under Stress: The Middle Classes of America, Europe, and Japan at the Turn of the Century, edited by Olivier Zunz, Leonard Schoppa, and Nobuhiro Hiwatari. Russell Sage Foundation. Publisher's Version

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