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Where Stuff Comes from : How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are

Where Stuff Comes from : How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are - 03 edition

Where Stuff Comes from : How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780415950428

ISBN10: 0415950422

Where Stuff Comes from : How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are by Harvey L. Molotch - ISBN 9780415950428
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
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Where Stuff Comes from : How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are by Harvey L. Molotch - ISBN 9780415950428

ISBN13: 9780415950428

ISBN10: 0415950422

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03

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Summary

Molotch takes us on a fascinating exploration into the worlds of technology, design, corporate and popular culture. We see how corporations, designers, retailers, advertisers, and other middlemen 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface: Where I Come From
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 Lash-Ups: Goods and Bads
Chapter 2 Inside Stuff: How Professionals Do It
Chapter 3 Form and Function
Chapter 4 Changing Goods
Chapter 5 Venues and Middlemen
Chapter 6 Place in Product
Chapter 7 Corporate Organization and the Design Big Thing
Chapter 8 Moral Rules
Notes
Bibliography
Index