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Collecting In A Consumer Society

Author : Russell W. Belk
ISBN : 9781134575992
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions. Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture. Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present. It also looks at aspects of consumer culture - advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting. Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption. This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.

American Consumer Society 1865 2005

Author : Regina Lee Blaszczyk
ISBN : UOM:39015078787333
Genre : Business & Economics
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This startlingly original and highly readable volume adds a new richness and depth to an element of U.S. history that is all too often taken for granted. In American Consumer Society, Regina Lee Blaszczyk examines the emergence of consumerism in the Victorian era, and, in tracing its evolution over the next 140 years, shows how the emergence of a mass market was followed by its fragmentation. Niche marketing focused on successive waves of new consumers as each made its presence known: Irish immigrants, urban African Americans, teenagers, computer geeks, and soccer moms, to name but a few. Blaszczyk demonstrates that middle-class consumerism is an intrinsic part of American identity, but exactly how consumerism reflected that identity changed over time. Initially driven to imitate those who had already achieved success, Americans eventually began to use their purchases to express themselves. This led to a fundamental change in American culture—one in which the American reverence for things was replaced by a passion for experiences. New Millennium families no longer treasured exquisite china or dress in fine clothes, but they’ll spare no expense on being able to make phone calls, retrieve emails, watch ESPN, or visit web sites at any place, any time. Victorian mothers just wouldn’t understand. Using materials and techniques from business history, art history, anthropology, sociology, material culture, and good story-telling, this lavishly illustrated and highly thoughtful narrative offers a compelling re-interpretation of American culture through the lens of consumerism, making it perfect for use not only as supplementary reading in the U.S. survey, but also for a variety of courses in Business, Culture, Economics, Marketing, and Fashion and Design history.

What S In A Name?

Author : John Philip Jones
ISBN : 0765611120
Genre : Business & Economics
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This text analyzes brands from the point of view of modern marketing theory. It deals in detail with the role of advertising in creating, building and maintaining strong brands - the lifeblood of any long-term marketing campaign. Recommendations for developing better advertising are included.

Collecting In Contemporary Practice

Author : Susan M. Pearce
ISBN : UOM:39076001892681
Genre : Education
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This clear and lively book provides an illuminating analysis of collecting as a major social and individual phenomenon in contemporary society. The book is based on the understanding of collecting practice, rather than the collections themselves. It highlights the significance of collecting in relation to the cultural process, popular culture, contemporary attitudes to material culture and the idea of collecting as a postmodern activity. Susan Pearce presents both quantitative and qualitative information from a broad spectrum of contemporary collectors and relates their collecting to broader issues of consumption, gender, family and social class. Accessible and original, Collecting in Contemporary Practice will be of

Privacy The Collection Use And Computerization Of Personal Data

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ISBN : IND:30000090800826
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The American Archivist

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ISBN : UOM:39015071393881
Genre : Archives
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Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications (Western and Eastern Europe)."

Material Culture In America

Author : Helen Sheumaker
ISBN : UOM:39015074259170
Genre : Reference
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The first encyclopedia to look at the study of material culture (objects, images, spaces technology, production, and consumption), and what it reveals about historical and contemporary life in the United States. • Nearly 200 entries tracing the history, production, consumption, and reception of various types of goods and exploring the uses and meanings of artifacts within changing social, cultural, economic, and political contexts • A detailed introductory essay unites each entry with a common thread • Contributions from over 50 scholars, curators, and teachers working in the field of material culture studies today, representing cutting-edge scholarship in museums and historical societies, universities and colleges • Illustrations include advertisements, such as a 19th-century trade card and a Singer sewing machine ad, plus photographs of a 1949 "Torpedo pedal car" and a life-size modernist-style streamlined locomotive prototype by Raymond Loewy

Material Culture Critical Concepts In The Social Sciences Vol 3 Pt 1

Author : Victor Buchli
ISBN : 0415267226
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Consumers

Author : Eric J. Arnould
ISBN : PSU:000056511864
Genre : Consumer behavior
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This text presents a global, eclectic and multi-disciplinary coverage of consumer behaviour. It looks at the impact of the Internet and other technological advances on consumer's lives, with a focus on how culture affects variables such as perception, emotions, lifestyle and decision-making.

Collections

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ISBN : UOM:39015079674746
Genre : Archives
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Transactions Of The Oriental Ceramic Society

Author : Oriental Ceramic Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110798894
Genre : Ceramics
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Object Worlds In Ancient Egypt

Author : Lynn Meskell
ISBN : UOM:39015059101223
Genre : History
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From the Valley of the Kings to Las Vegas, Egypt looms large in the Western imagination. So why are we intrigued by pyramids and practices of mummification? Is it because the ancient Egyptians fetishized material objects? And what do Egyptian remains tell us about biography, embodiment, memory, materiality, the self, and, indeed, ourselves? This book considers how excavated objects reveal ancient Egyptians' experiences of their material world. It also explores existential questions that not only preoccupied ancient Egyptians, but continue to fascinate people today. What is the essence of persons and things? How might we understand the situated experiences of material life? How might objects successfully mediate between worlds? Meskell ultimately moves forward through time and examines the consumption of Egyptian material objects in the contemporary world, including Las Vegas. Meskell provides an elegant analysis of the aesthetics of ancient Egyptian material culture and insights into its mysteries, including our own ongoing fascination.

Annual Bibliography Of Modern Art

Author : Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Library
ISBN : UOM:39015047793891
Genre : Art, Modern
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Material History Review

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ISBN : IND:30000092942592
Genre : Canada
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Semiotics

Author : Semiotic Society of America. Meeting
ISBN : UOM:39015066162580
Genre : Semiotics
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The Family Album

Author : Sarah McNair Vosmeier
ISBN : IND:30000082021951
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The Mass Consumption Society

Author : George Katona
ISBN : WISC:89041964313
Genre : Consumers
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Archaeology And Society In The 21st Century

Author : Neil Asher Silberman
ISBN : UOM:39015054381275
Genre : Archaeology
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Rare Book Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132698437
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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The Art Of Collection

Author : Stacy Anne Tidmore
ISBN : IND:30000082027024
Genre : Ceramic sculpture
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