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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Harvey Molotch is professor of sociology and metropolitan studies at New York University. He is the author of "Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers, and Many Other Things Come to Be As They Are".
 
Published November 23, 2004 by Routledge. 328 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The complicated, dynamic relationships between inventor, society, corporation, regulator, shopkeeper, community, family and customer is terrifically laid out by UC Santa Barbara and New York Universit

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The complicated, dynamic relationships between inventor, society, corporation, regulator, shopkeeper, community, family and customer is terrifically laid out by UC Santa Barbara and New York Universit

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