Where Stuff Comes From by Harvey Molotch
How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come To Be As They Are

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

About Harvey Molotch

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Molotch teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Published April 15, 2005 by Routledge. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction