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The practice of misuse : rugged consumerism in contemporary American culture

Author: Raymond Malewitz
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the age of Ikea Hackers and salvagepunks, this book charts the emergence of ""rugged consumers"" who creatively misuse, reuse, and repurpose the objects within their environments to suit their idiosyncratic needs and desires. Figures of both literary and material culture whose behavior evokes an American can-do ethic, rugged consumers mediate between older mythic models of self-sufficiency and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Malewitz, Raymond.
Practice of misuse
(DLC) 2014008593
(OCoLC)872562208
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Malewitz
ISBN: 9780804792998 0804792992
OCLC Number: 887802892
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Misuse : from aesthetics to practice --
Theaters of rugged consumerism --
The garden in the machine : biomimetic hybrids and the tragedy of singular use --
The rugged consumer Bildungsroman --
Ritual, play, and neoliberal rugged consumerism --
The commodity at the end of the world.
Responsibility: Raymond Malewitz.

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This book charts the practice of creative re-purposing or "rugged consumerism" in American culture from its emergence as a Utopian alternative to consumer culture in the 1960s to its ideological  Read more...

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"In this significant contribution to our understanding of some of the most important American writers and cultural trends of the last four decades, Malewitz traces the transformations that have taken Read more...

 
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