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The Wedding Present
By:Dr Louise Purbrick
Published on 2014-02-28 by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

In this fascinating work, Louise Purbrick offers an alternative analysis of contemporary domestic consumption. She investigates the ritualized presentation of objects upon marriage, and their subsequent cycles of exchange within the domestic sphere. Focusing on gift-giving in Britain from 1945 to the present, comparative context is provided by material from North America and Europe. Presenting new material on the enactment of exchange relationships within everyday domesticity, the book makes significant historical, theoretical and methodological contributions to the analysis of contemporary consumption. It also re-evaluates consumption theory as well as examining the methodology of recent studies in consumption and domesticity, pressing for a more rigorous approach to the use of case studies. By considering how the specific contexts in which consumption occurs, such as married domesticity, can limit possible versions of selfhood, The Wedding Present tests the assumption that consuming creates individual identities. Thus, the book argues, consumption cannot be isolated as an explanation of individual or social formation.

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Book which was published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. since 2014-02-28 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9781472440242 and ISBN 10 Code is 1472440242

Book which have "216 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategorySocial Science

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