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Culture and consumption : new approaches to the symbolic character of consumer goods and activities

Author: Grant David McCracken
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes a fresh view of the culture of consumption. This book examines the interplay of culture and consumer behavior from the anthropologist's point of view and provides new insights into the way we  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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McCracken, Grant David, 1951-
Culture and consumption.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)607581868
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant David McCracken
ISBN: 0253315263 9780253315267 0253206286 9780253206282
OCLC Number: 16405913
Description: xv, 174 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The making of modern consumption --
"Ever dearer in our thoughts" : Patina and the representation of status before and after the eighteenth century --
Lois Roget : curatorial consumer in a modern world --
Clothing as language : an object lesson in the study of the expressive properties of material culture --
Meaning manufacture and movement in the world of goods --
Consumer goods, gender construction, and a rehabilitated trickle-down theory --
The evocative power of things : consumer goods and the preservation of hopes and ideals --
Diderot unities and the Diderot effect : neglected cultural aspects of consumption --
Consumption, change, and continuity.
Responsibility: Grant McCracken.

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