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Sara Kristoffersson's compelling study provides the first sustained critical history of IKEA. Kristoffersson argues that the company's commercial success has been founded on a neat alignment of the brand with a particular image of Swedish national identity - one that is bound up with ideas of social democracy and egalitarianism...
For the first time in human history, the vast majority of the world's population is connected through trade, travel, production, media and politics. Ours is an era of ubiquitous mobile communication, economic outsourcing, mass migration and imported consumer goods. At the same time, people everywhere are concerned to keep their...
Engaging, concise and highly accessible, this new edition of a bestselling text has been revised throughout and includes brand new sections reflecting recent developments and twice as many images.
The fashion media is in the midst of deep social and technological change. Including a broad range of case studies, from fashion plates to fashion films, and from fashion magazines to fashion blogs, this ground-breaking book provides an up-to-date examination of the role and significance of this field.
By Monica Sklar
'Punk Style' examines the dress of this incredibly diverse, and influential subculture and its impact on mainstream fashion. Taking a comprehensive approach, the book includes a historical overview, a discussion of motivations behind dress practices, and a review of fashion cycles and merchandising methods.
Offering a challenging new argument for the collaborative power of craft, this ground-breaking volume analyses the philosophies, politics and practicalities of collaborative craft work. The book is accessibly organised into four sections covering the cooperation and compromises required by the collaborative process; the potential of recent technological advances for the...
The definitive overview on gardens through history, A Cultural History of Gardens covers 2,500 years of gardens as physical, social and artistic spaces.
Featuring a series of highly original and lively essays, Food Words traces the multiple meanings of the most important keywords in the fast-moving field of food studies. This is essential reading for all food scholars and students.
Engaging with contemporary scholarship on museums and their interaction with communities, this work features contributions from highly respected scholars from around the world addressing a wide range of key issues. Offering new approaches and foregrounding new curatorial strategies, this is a must read for students and curators alike.