Second hand Cultures

Second hand Cultures

Drawing on six years of original research, this book explores what happens when the often contradictory motivations behind style and survival strategies are brought together in the second hand trade.

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ISBN: 1847888852

Category: Material culture

Page: 256

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Drawing on six years of original research, this book explores what happens when the often contradictory motivations behind style and survival strategies are brought together in the second hand trade. What does second hand buying and selling tell us about the state of contemporary consumption?
Categories: Material culture

Second Hand Cultures

Second Hand Cultures

Answering these questions and many more, this book fills a major gap in consumption studies. Gregson and Crewe argue that second hand cultures are critical to any understanding of how consumption is actually practised.

Author: Louise Crewe

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859736726

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 630

'Antique', 'vintage', 'previously owned', 'gently used', 'cast-off -- the world of second hand encompasses as many attitudes as there are names for it. The popular perception is that second- hand shops are largely full of junk, yet the rise of vintage fashion and the increasing desire for consumer individuality show that second hand shopping is also very much about style. Drawing on six years of original research, Second-Hand Cultures explores what happens when the often contradictory motivations behind style and survival strategies are brought together. What does second hand buying and selling tell us about the state of contemporary consumption? How do items that begin life as new get recycled and reclaimed? How do second hand goods challenge the future of retail consumption and what do the unique shopping environments in which they are found tell us about the social relations of exchange? Answering these questions and many more, this book fills a major gap in consumption studies. Gregson and Crewe argue that second hand cultures are critical to any understanding of how consumption is actually practised. Following the life stories of goods as they travel into and through second hand sites, the authors look at the work of traders as well as consumers investments in second hand merchandise including gifting and collecting as well as rituals of personalization and possession. Through its revealing investigation into the practices and customs that make up these unconventional retail worlds, this much-needed study carefully unpacks the persuasive allure of the previously owned.
Categories: Social Science

Modernity and the Second Hand Trade

Modernity and the Second Hand Trade

Bringing together the latest research on the neglected area of second-hand exchange and consumption, this book offers fresh insights into the buying and selling of used goods in western-Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, ...

Author: J. Stobart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230290549

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 610

Bringing together the latest research on the neglected area of second-hand exchange and consumption, this book offers fresh insights into the buying and selling of used goods in western-Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and seeks to re-examine and redefine the relationship between modernity and the second-hand trade.
Categories: History

Buying for the Home

Buying for the Home

The Sale and Consumption of Second - Hand Furniture , 1750 – 1900 Clive
Edwards and Margaret Ponsonby Deep in ... The disciplines of anthropology and
cultural studies have explored how people in modern day western societies
make ...

Author: David E. Hussey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754658074

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 608

Buying for the Home examines how strategies of retailers were both arbitrated by, and negotiated through the actions and desires of the homemaker as a consumer in early-modern, modern and post-modern society. Drawing on a wide selection of interdisciplinary work from established scholars and new researchers, the volume is organised around four key themes: retail arenas and the everyday; identity and lifestyle; fashioning domestic space; and cultural practice. Through ten linked case studies, Buying for the Home forces us to consider the fractured space that existed between the world of goods and the middle- and working-class home.
Categories: History

Old Clothes New Looks

Old Clothes  New Looks

How, when and why this has happened is the subject of this book. Old Clothes, New Looks presents a three-part focus on the history, the trading culture, and the contemporary refashioning of second hand clothing.

Author: Hazel Clark

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859738575

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 907

Recent interest in 'vintage' and second hand clothes by both fashion consumers and designers is only the latest manifestation of a long and complex cultural history of wearing and trading second hand clothes. With its origins in necessity, the passing of clothes between social and economic groups is now a global business, but with roots that are centuries old. To move from one social and cultural situation to another used clothes must be 'transformed' to become of potential value to a new social group. How, when and why this has happened is the subject of this book. Old Clothes, New Looks presents a three-part focus on the history, the trading culture, and the contemporary refashioning of second hand clothing. Historical perspectives include studies located in Renaissance Florence, early industrial England, colonial Australia, and mid twentieth-century Ireland. The global nature of the second hand trade in clothing is presented through original research from Zambia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan. The reuse of garments as contemporary fashion statements is explored through studies that include neo-mod retro-sixties subculture in Germany, the impact of 'vintage' in the USA on consumers and designers, as well as consideration of its sartorial and cultural challenges, encapsulated by the work of designer XULY.Bet. This groundbreaking book will be essential reading for all those interested in fashion and dress, material culture, consumption and anthropology, as well as to dealers, collectors and wearers of second hand clothes.
Categories: Design

Cultures of Commodity Branding

Cultures of Commodity Branding

Waste, decay, disposal, dispersal, ridding, and second-hand markets have taken
on a new significance within both social sciences and historical approaches to
consumption and material cultures (Clarke 2000; DeSilvey 2006; Gregson 2007;
 ...

Author: Andrew Bevan

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598745412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 735

The concept of commodity branding did not emerge with contemporary global capitalism. In fact, the authors of this volume show that this concept stretches back to the beginnings of Ancient Egypt and can be found in various permutations in places as diverse as the Bronze Age Mediterranean, Early Modern Europe, classic Mesoamerica, and highland kingdoms of Cameroon. Bringing together the work of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists, this volume forces contemporary business and economics thinkers to reassess the linkage between branding and capitalism as well as adding an important new concept to the work of economic anthropologists and archaeologists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cultures and Globalization

Cultures and Globalization

Poor African countries seduced by mass advertising by the global machines of
desire are flooded with first- and second-hand cultural goods, to which their
citizens and subjects succumb to varying degrees. Sentiments of cultural
insecurity and ...

Author: Helmut K Anheier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848607378

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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"In the age of globalization we are no longer home alone. Migration brings other worlds into our own just as the global reach of the media transmits our world into the hearts and minds of others. Often incommensurate values are crammed together in the same public square. Increasingly we all today live in the kind of 'edge cultures' we used to see only on the frontiers of civilizations in places like Hong Kong or Istanbul. The resulting frictions and fusions are shaping the soul of the coming world order. I can think of no other project with the ambitious scope of defining this emergent reality than The Cultures and Globalization project. I can think of no more capable minds than Raj Isar and Helmut Anheier who can pull it off." - Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-Chief, NPQ, Global Services, Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media "This series represents an innovative approach to the central issues of globalization, that phenomenon of such undefined contours." - Lupwishi Mbuyumba, Director of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa The world's cultures and their forms of creation, presentation, and preservation are deeply affected by globalization in ways that are inadequately documented and understood. The Cultures and Globalization Series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the aim of the Series. In each volume, leading experts as well as young scholars will track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to the evolution of the cultural economy and the changing patterns of creativity and artistic expression. Each volume will also include an innovative presentation of newly developed 'indicator suites' on cultures and globalization that will be presented in a user-friendly form with a high graphics content to facilitate accessibility and understanding Like so many phenomena linked to globalization, conflicts over and within the cultural realms crystallize great anxieties and illusions, through misplaced assumptions, inadequate concepts, unwarranted simplifications and instrumental readings. The aim here is to marshal evidence from different disciplines and perspectives about the culture, conflict and globalization relationships in conceptually sensitive ways.
Categories: Social Science

Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing 1700 to 1850

Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing  1700 to 1850

Many retailers were content take old items in part exchange for new ones and
would sell second-hand goods ... Second-Hand Cultures, and Stobart and van
Damme (eds), Modernity and the Second-Hand Trade, are key works on the ...

Author: Ian Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317008507

Category: History

Page: 240

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Three decades of research into retailing in England from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries has established a seemingly clear narrative: fixed shops were widespread from an early date; 'modern' methods of retailing were common from at least the early eighteenth century; shopping was a skilled activity throughout the period; and consumers were increasingly part of - and aware of being part of - a polite and fashionable culture. All of this is true, but is it the only narrative? Research has shown that markets were still important well into the nineteenth century and small scale producer-retailers co-existed with modern warehouses. Many shops were not smart. The development of modern retailing therefore was a fractured and fragmented process. This book presents a reassessment of the standard view by challenging the usefulness of concepts like 'traditional' and 'modern', examining consumption and retailing as inextricably linked aspects of a single process, and by using the idea of narrative to discuss the roles and perceptions of the various actors in this process - such as retailers, shoppers/consumers, local authorities and commentators. The book is therefore structured around some of these competing narratives in order to provide a richer and more varied picture of consumption and retailing in provincial England.
Categories: History

5000 Years of Popular Culture

5000 Years of Popular Culture

In simple terms , then , we know that we will not find popular culture among the
isolated mountain tribes of New Guinea , nor are we to look for it in the court of
Renaissance Urbino ... But neither receives the bulk of its culture second - hand .

Author: Fred E. H. Schroeder

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879721472

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 923

This collection of insightful essays by outstanding artists, anthropologists, historians, classicists and humanists was developed to broaden the study of popular culture and to provide instances of original and innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Its first purpose is to broaden the study of popular culture which is too often regarded in the academic world as the entertainment and leisure time activities of the 20th century. Second, the collection gives recognition to the fact that a number of disciplines have been investigating popular phenomena on different fronts, and it is designed to bring examples of these disciplines together under the common rubric of “popular culture.” Related to this is a third purpose of providing instances of original and innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Last, the collection should be a worthwhile contribution to the component disciplines as well as to the study of popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Her recent work has focused on the materiality of early modern 'everyday'
domestic activity and second-hand cultures, with chapters in Karen Harvey (ed.),
History and Material Culture (London, 2009), Tara Hamling and Catherine
Richardson ...

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199561216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

View: 758

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

In Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies, ed. ... M/C Journal, 12 (2), http://
journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/enthuse (accessed
October 19, 2012). ... Gregson, N. and Crewe, L. (2003) Second-Hand Cultures.

Author: Nuala C. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118384435

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 626

**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility
Categories: Social Science

Time Consumption and Everyday Life

Time  Consumption and Everyday Life

Practice, Materiality and Culture Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann, Richard Wilk
... In conclusion, I have used as my title 'Buying Time', which phrase, when used
colloquially, means that one is stalling, trying to fend of the inevitable progress ...

Author: Elizabeth Shove

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847886248

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 703

Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms of consumption viable? In case studies covering the United States, Asia and Europe, international experts follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics and show how they are anchored in material culture and everyday practice. Running themes of the book are questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom, and between material and natural forces. The result is a volume that brings studies of practice, temporality and material culture together to open up a new intellectual agenda.
Categories: Social Science

Global Denim

Global Denim

Second Hand Fashion, Oxford: Berg. Clarke, A. (2000), '“Mother swapping”: the
Trafficking of Nearly New Children's Wear', in P. Jackson, M. Lowe, D. Miller and
F. Mort (eds), Commercial Cultures, Oxford: Berg. Corbman, B. (1985), Textiles: ...

Author: Daniel Miller

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847887399

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 449

On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations for why this is the case, challenging the accepted history of jeans and showing why the reasons cannot be commercial. While discussing the consequences of denim at the global level, the book consists of some exemplary studies by anthropologists of what blue jeans mean in a variety of local situations. These range from the discussion of hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US. But through all these intensively researched ethnographies of local denim we build our understanding of the most curious of all features of blue jeans - the rise of global denim.
Categories: Design

The Subcultures Reader

The Subcultures Reader

Chapter 12 Angela McRobbie SECOND - HAND DRESSES AND THE ROLE OF
THE RAGMARKET ( 1989 ) ... to the existence of an entrepreneurial infrastructure
within these youth cultures and to the opportunities which second - hand style ...

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415344158

Category: Social Science

Page: 639

View: 163

Revised and update completely to include new research and theories, this second edition of a hugely successful book brings together a range of articles, from big names in the field, classic texts and new thinking on subcultures and their definitions.
Categories: Social Science

Advertising Cultures

Advertising Cultures

These are things that after 20 not-unsuccessful years in the business you get
used too. I get my washing stuff together and drive to the Harbour Club in my big
fat second-hand Mercedes. Then I run on a machine for half an hour. . . . I
probably ...

Author: Sean Nixon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446233375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 792

`Nixon's study is a major contribution to the cultural sociology of the new service sector professionals and their gendered identities.It's importance lies in it's skilful synthesis of detailed ethnographic research and social theory. This is a genuinely innovative book which reopens cultural debate about advertising and society' - Frank Mort, Professor of Cultural History, University of East London `Advertising Cultures is a lucid, thorough and highly engaging account of advertising creatives that unlocks two crucial issues for understanding the culture industries: creativity and gender. It marks a major new contribution to the cultural study of economic life' - Don Slater, London School of Economics The economic and cultural role of the `creative industries' has gained a new prominence and centrality in recent years. This new salience is explored here through the most emblematic creative industry: advertising. Advertising Cultures also marks a significant contribution to the study of gender and of commercial cultures through its detailing of the way gender is written into the creative cultures of advertising and into the subjective identities of its key practitioners.
Categories: Business & Economics

Japanese Fashion Cultures

Japanese Fashion Cultures

With the kawaii aesthetic, Japanese girl culture has reinvented such sartorial
items as a beret, a blazer and a pair of ... 162), or a second-hand navy schoolboy
jacket, a white cricket sweater, a pair of wide-silhouetted beige chino trousers
and ...

Author: Masafumi Monden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586728

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 180

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.
Categories: History

Principles and Practice of Animal Tissue Culture Second Edition

Principles and Practice of Animal Tissue Culture  Second Edition

Since then, the technique of growing animal tissues in culture has taken
tremendous strides forward, from the growth of tissues in plasma ... The term
tissue culture is used for all methods of cell and organ culture, and culture of
tissue pieces.

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Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173717192

Category:

Page:

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Cultures of Peace

Cultures of Peace

In a peace culture these are creative two - way processes in which every sector
participates — scholars , teachers ... human relationships and human interaction
with the biosphere are electronically mediated ; this is second - hand information
.

Author: Elise Boulding

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628323

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 807

Sociologist Elise Boulding offers a collection of essays that emphasize her study of civil society during the second half of the 20th century. She revisits her theme of connection among family, community and government, offering perspectives and advice on how to fuel the process of peace.
Categories: History

Southern Cultures The Help Special Issue

Southern Cultures  The Help Special Issue

Banking on the rhetorical weight of even second-hand signifiers of media
presence, Parker had no trouble believing that his depiction of racism in
Mississippi during 1964 would be persuasive enough to “reach an audience who
knows ...

Author: Harry L. Watson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469615936

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 132

Southern Cultures: The Help Special Issue Volume 20: Number 1 – Spring 2014 Table of Contents Front Porch, by Harry L. Watson "Lauded for her endless gifts and selfless generosity, Mammy is summoned from the kitchen to refute the critics of southern race relations; cruelly circumscribed and taken for granted, she silently confirms them all." The Divided Reception of The Help by Suzanne W. Jones The more one examines the reception of The Help, the less one is able to categorize the reception as divided between blacks and whites or academics and general readers or those who have worked as domestics and those who haven't. Black Women's Memories and The Help by Valerie Smith "Cultural products—literary texts, television series, films, music, theatre, etc.—that look back on the Movement tell us at least as much about how contemporary culture views its own racial politics as they do about the past they purport to represent, often conveying the fantasy that the United States has triumphed over and transcended its racial past." "A Stake in the Story": Kathryn Stockett's The Help, Ellen Douglas's Can't Quit You, Baby, and the Politics of Southern Storytelling by Susan V. Donaldson "Like The Help, Can't Quit You, Baby focuses on the layers of habit, antipathy, resentment, suspicion, attachment, and silence linking white employer and black employee, but in ways that are far more unsettling." "We Ain't Doin' Civil Rights": The Life and Times of a Genre, as Told in The Help by Allison Graham "Perhaps because the modern Civil Rights Movement and television news came of age together, the younger medium was destined to become an iconographic feature of the civil rights genre." Every Child Left Behind: Minny's Many Invisible Children in The Help by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders "The question arises: wouldn't the mammy characters be rendered more believable in their altruism if it extended beyond white children to all children?" Kathryn Stockett's Postmodern First Novel by Pearl McHaney "Pleasure and anger are dependent on one another for heightened authenticity. Discussing The Help with delight and outrage seems just the right action." Not Forgotten: Twenty-Five Years Out from Telling Memories Conversations Between Mary Yelling and Susan Tucker compiled and introduced by Susan Tucker "I am glad she used what the women told us and made something different from it. She made people listen. I know it is fiction, and I know not everyone liked it, but she made people not forget. What more can you want?" Mason-Dixon Lines Prayer for My Children poetry by Kate Daniels About the Contributors Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Categories: History

Southern Cultures

Southern Cultures

So did those of us who wanted to enlarge the library and get another second-
hand grand piano. (Books were a key resource for those in literature, philosophy,
history, and the social sciences. They were prized and fondled and hidden away
 ...

Author: Harry L. Watson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469609072

Category: History

Page: 211

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In the Winter 2013 issue of Southern Cultures: How did we get here? Lebanese in Mississippi, Puerto Ricans in Orlando, Californians at Black Mountain, Tennesseans in Texas, and a bust of a South Carolinian that ended up in the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Winter 2013 issue tells the stories of southerners far from home, making new homes where they land. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.
Categories: History