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Food And The Self

Author : Isabelle de Solier
ISBN : 9780857854353
Genre : Social Science
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We often hear that selves are no longer formed through producing material things at work, but by consuming them in leisure, leading to 'meaningless' modern lives. This important book reveals the cultural shift to be more complex, demonstrating how people in postindustrial societies strive to form meaningful and moral selves through both the consumption and production of material culture in leisure. Focusing on the material culture of food, the book explores these theoretical questions through an ethnography of those individuals for whom food is central to their self: 'foodies'. It examines what foodies do, and why they do it, through an in-depth study of their lived experiences. The book uncovers how food offers a means of shaping the self not as a consumer but as an amateur who engages in both the production and consumption of material culture and adopts a professional approach which reveals the new moralities of productive leisure in self-formation. The chapters examine a variety of practices, from fine dining and shopping to cooking and blogging, and include rare data on how people use media such as cookbooks, food television, and digital food media in their everyday life. This book is ideal for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the meaning of food in modern life.

Material Culture And Authenticity

Author : Magdalena Craciun
ISBN : 9781472517135
Genre : Design
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The study of material culture demonstrates that objects make people just as much as people make, exchange and consume objects. But what if these objects are, in the eyes of others, only fakes? What kind of material mirror are people looking into? Are their real selves really reflected in this mirror? This book provides an original and revealing study into engagements with objects that are not what they are claimed and presumed to be and, subsequently, are believed to betray their makers as well as users. Drawing upon an ethnography of fake branded garments in Turkey and Romania, Material Culture and Authenticity shows how people can make authentic positions for themselves in and through fake objects. The book will be of interest to students and scholars working in the fields of anthropology, material culture and cultural studies as well as to general readers interested in ethnographic alternatives to biographies of famous fakers and fakes.

Luxury Indian Fashion

Author : Tereza Kuldova
ISBN : 9781474220934
Genre : Design
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This unique ethnographic investigation examines the role that fashion plays in the production of the contemporary Indian luxury aesthetic. Tracking luxury Indian fashion from its production in village craft workshops via upmarket design studios to fashion soirées, Kuldova investigates the Indian luxury fashion market's dependence on the production of thousands of artisans all over India, revealing a complex system of hierarchies and exploitation. In recent years, contemporary Indian design has dismissed the influence of the West and has focused on the opulent heritage luxury of the maharajas, Gulf monarchies and the Mughal Empire. Luxury Indian Fashion argues that the desire for a luxury aesthetic has become a significant force in the attempt to define contemporary Indian society. From the cultivation of erotic capital in businesswomen's dress to a discussion of masculinity and muscular neo-royals to staged designer funerals, Luxury Indian Fashion analyzes the production, consumption and aesthetics of luxury and power in India. Luxury Indian Fashion is essential reading for students of fashion history and theory, anthropology and visual culture.

Prospects For Recovery And Sustainable Development In Africa

Author : Aguibou Y. Yansané
ISBN : 0313289956
Genre : Business & Economics
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Distinguished African experts analyze Africa's potential for real and long-lasting improvement in food production and grassroots economy.

Eating The Text

Author : Marcy Joy Epstein
ISBN : UOM:39015038553171
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Acta Poloniae Historica

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Journal Of Roman Archaeology

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Genre : Africa, North
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Paul Mccarthy

Author : Jean-Charles Masséra
ISBN : UOM:39015056467106
Genre : Pinocchio (Fictitious character) in art
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Présente l'élaboration d'une oeuvre de l'artiste, à la villa Arson, à Nice, en 1994. Comme dans beaucoup de ses oeuvres récentes, Paul McCarthy veut explorer le décalage entre la société de consommation, d'une part, et le malaise intérieur et la triste réalité de beaucoup de gens, d'autre part.

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : UOM:39015078349266
Genre : Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Abstracts Of The Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association

Author : American Anthropological Association
ISBN : 0979909414
Genre : Anthropology
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