The practice of misuse : rugged consumerism in contemporary American culture (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Malewitz
ISBN: 9780804791960 0804791961
OCLC Number: 900697344
Description: 227 pages
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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"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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