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The argument about things in the 1980s : goods and garbage in the age of neoliberalism

Author: Tim Jelfs
Publisher: Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the late 1970s, a Jeff Koons art exhibit featured mounted vacuum cleaners lit by fluorescent tube lighting and identified by their product names: New Hoover Quik Broom, New Hoover Celebrity IV. Raymond Carver published short stories such as "Are These Actual Miles?" that cataloged the furniture, portable air conditioners, and children's bicycles in a family home. Some years later the garbage barge Mobro 4000  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Jelfs
ISBN: 9781946684233 1946684236 9781946684240 1946684244
OCLC Number: 1005104590
Description: xii, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The triumph of neoliberalism --
After the great transformation --
Rhopography and realism --
Matter unmoored --
At peace with things? --
All that fall.
Responsibility: by Tim Jelfs.

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Offers a broad study of the literature and culture of the ""long 1980s"". The Argument about Things in the 1980s contributes to of-the-moment scholarly debate about material culture, high finance,  Read more...

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