Culture and consumption : new approaches to the symbolic character of consumer goods and activities / Grant McCracken.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-152835

Description

xv, 174 p. ; 25 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Consumption (Economics) History.
Culture History.
Social values History.

Originator

McCracken, Grant David, 1951-

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.

Publication

Bloomington : Indiana University Press

Description

xv, 174 p. ; 25 cm.

Notes

Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [147]-165.
Rodris Roth Library.

ISBN

0253315263

Call Number

Roth HC79.C6 M385 1988