“I love giving presents”: the emotion of material culture


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Purbrick, Louise (2014) “I love giving presents”: the emotion of material culture In: Moran, A. and O’Brien, S., eds. Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture. History and Culture of Design . Bloomsbury, London, pp. 9-20. ISBN 9780857858467

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This chapter examines Mass Observation writing about gift exchanges and reflects upon Theodore Adorno's 1951 essay that the practice of giving presents is being forgotten. It makes a case for attachment between people and things that remains throughout process of commodification of everyday life.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Subjects: V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of design
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 15:20
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 16:04
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18382

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