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Material culture and authenticity : fake branded fashion in Europe

Author: Magdalena Crăciun
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Series: Materializing culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of material culture demonstrates that objects make people just as much as people make, exchange and consume objects. But what if these objects are, in the eyes of others, only fakes? What kind of material mirror are people looking into? Are their real selves really reflected in this mirror? This book provides an original and revealing study into engagements with objects that are not what they are claimed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crăciun, Magdalena.
Material culture and authenticity
(DLC) 2013029987
(OCoLC)856053379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Magdalena Crăciun
ISBN: 9781472517128 1472517121 147251713X 9781472517135
OCLC Number: 864551280
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 170 pages).
Contents: Material Culture and Authenticity; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Fake Brands; 3 The Elusiveness of Inauthenticity, The Materiality of Brand: Fake Branded Garments in Turkey; 4 The Elusiveness of Inauthenticity, The Materiality of Brand: Fake Branded Garments in Romania; 5 Inauthentic Objects, Authentic Selves; 6 Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Materializing culture.
Responsibility: Magdalena Crăciun.

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The study of material culture demonstrates that objects make people just as much as people make, exchange and consume objects. But what if these objects are, in the eyes of others, only fakes? What kind of material mirror are people looking into? Are their real selves really reflected in this mirror? This book provides an original and revealing study into engagements with objects that are not what they are claimed and presumed to be and, subsequently, are believed to betray their makers as well as users. Drawing upon an ethnography of fake branded garments in Turkey and Romania, Material Cultu.

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Craciun's research provides an evocative account of how people struggle to negotiate authenticity in a world of inauthentic objects, namely fake branded goods. Through a nuanced and engaging Read more...

 
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