Where Stuff Comes From

Where Stuff Comes From

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Molotch takes us on a fascinating exploration into the worlds of technology, design, corporate and popular culture. We now see how corporations, designers, retailers, advertisers, and other middle-men influence what a thing can be and how it is made. We see the way goods link into ordinary life as well as vast systems of consumption, economic and political operation. The book is a meditation into the meaning of the stuff in our lives and what that stuff says about us.... setting in motion the creation of still more a€œtall wagonsa€ by other companies, like the Toyota Matrix and Cadillac SRX. ... of technological refinements and begin the process of installing fuel stations (either in homes, at service stations, or both)anbsp;...

Title:Where Stuff Comes From
Author:Harvey Molotch
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-11-23


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