The Resource Clarity, cut, and culture : the many meanings of diamonds, Susan Falls

Clarity, cut, and culture : the many meanings of diamonds, Susan Falls

Label
Clarity, cut, and culture : the many meanings of diamonds
Title
Clarity, cut, and culture
Title remainder
the many meanings of diamonds
Statement of responsibility
Susan Falls
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general.Things become meaningful through our interactions with them, but how do people go about making meaning? What can we learn from an ethnography about the production of identity, creation of kinship, and use of diamonds in understanding selves and social relationships? By what means do people positioned within a globalized political-economy and a compelling universe of advertising interact locally with these tiny polished rocks?This book draws on 12 months of fieldwork with diamond consumers in New York City as well as an analysis of the iconic De Beers campaign that promised romance, status, and glamour to anyone who bought a diamond to show that this thematic pool is just one resource among many that diamond owners draw upon to engage with their own stones. The volume highlights the important roles that memory, context, and circumstance also play in shaping how people interpret and then use objects in making personal worlds. It shows that besides operating as subjects in an ad-burdened universe, consumers are highly creative, idiosyncratic, and theatrical agents"--
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Falls, Susan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2254
LC item number
.F35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diamonds
  • Symbolism
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Clarity, cut, and culture : the many meanings of diamonds, Susan Falls
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From rock to gem -- Valuing diamonds -- A diamond is forever -- Diamonds and emotions -- Diamonds and bling -- Diamonds and performance
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 217 pages
Isbn
9781479879908
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014000833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4436176-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4436176
  • (Sirsi) o863200961
  • (OCoLC)863200961
Label
Clarity, cut, and culture : the many meanings of diamonds, Susan Falls
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From rock to gem -- Valuing diamonds -- A diamond is forever -- Diamonds and emotions -- Diamonds and bling -- Diamonds and performance
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 217 pages
Isbn
9781479879908
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014000833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4436176-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4436176
  • (Sirsi) o863200961
  • (OCoLC)863200961

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