Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies

Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies

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Overview

This collection explores the relationships between the emotional and material, engaging with and developing the debates surrounding the emotional and material labour involved in producing and reproducing domestic and intimate spaces. The contributions examine the geographies and spaces of consumption in international and local-global spheres.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137429070
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Emma-Jayne Abbots, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK.
Katherine Appleford, Kingston University, UK.
Colin Creighton, University of Hull, UK.
Rachel Hurdley, Cardiff University, UK.
Siân Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
C. Laura Lovin, London South Bank University, UK.
Julie Seymour, Hull York Medical School, UK.
Emma Waight, University of Southampton, UK.
Sarah Wilson, University of Stirling, UK.
Sophie Woodward, University of Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Emma Casey and Yvette Taylor

PART I: EXPANDING THE FIELD: CONCEPTUALISING INTIMATE CONSUMPTION
1. Collective Action and Domestic Practices: England in the 1830s and 1840s; Colin Creighton
2. Buying the Ties that Bind: Consumption, Care and Intimate Investment among Transnational Households in Highland Ecuador; Emma-Jayne Abbots
3. Interconnectivities and Material Agencies: Consumption, Fashion, and Intimacy in Zhu Tianwen's 'Fin de Siècle Splendor'; C. Laura Lovin

PART II: 'STICKY' AND SHIFTING SITES OF INTIMATE CONSUMPTION
4. 'My Bedroom is Me': Young people, Private Space and the Family Home; Sian Lincoln
5. The Transgressive Potential of Families in Commercial Homes; Julie Seymour
6. Belonging in Difficult Family Circumstances: Emotions, Intimacies and Consumption; Sarah Wilson
7. 'You're not Going Out Dressed Like That!': Lessons in Fashion, Consumption, Taste and Class; Katherine Appleford

PART III: THE INTIMATE SOCIAL LIFE OF COMMODITIES
8. Pretty Pants and Office Pants: Making Home, Identity and Belonging in a Workplace; Rachel Hurdley
9. Buying for Baby: How Middle-Class Mothers Negotiate Risk with Second-Hand Goods; Emma Waight
10.The Hidden Lives of Domestic Things: Accumulations in Cupboards, Lofts, and Shelves; Sophie Woodward

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