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Practice of Consumption and Spaces for Goods

Practice of Consumption and Spaces for Goods Book
Author : F Murialdo
Publisher : Francesca Murialdo
Release : 2014-06-05
ISBN : 9788890866104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The change in the significance of goods is a process which has triggered far-reaching changes in society as the term has lost any meaning in relation to its purely functional character and increasingly come to represent symbolic and cultural contents. The practice of consumption seems today to be one of the distinctive features by means of which we can describe the social, political and economic phenomenologies which, for better or worse, influence our lives. What becomes increasingly evident and necessary is the role of design culture as a structure for the coordination of the networks of knowledge, to interpret the world of things and design in order to influence behaviours, in the final analysis, bringing about the rise of new economies. The practice of consumption and the spaces for goods are in continuous evolution, constantly eluding typological and functional definition. One of the objectives of this research, besides an attempt to explore not only the spaces but also the practices of consumption from the designer's perspective, is to understand what mechanisms are at work, what competences, the roles which have impacted on, still impact on today and will continue to impact on this sector in the future.

Practice of Consumption and Spaces for Goods

Practice of Consumption and Spaces for Goods Book
Author : Francesca Murialdo
Publisher : Francesca Murialdo
Release : 2013-04-17
ISBN : 889086611X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The change in the significance of goods is a process which has triggered far-reaching changes in society as the term has lost any meaning in relation to its purely functional character and increasingly come to represent symbolic and cultural contents. The practice of consumption seems today to be one of the distinctive features by means of which we can describe the social, political and economic phenomenologies which, for better or worse, influence our lives. What becomes increasingly evident and necessary is the role of design culture as a structure for the coordination of the networks of knowledge, to interpret the world of things and design in order to influence behaviours, in the final analysis, bringing about the rise of new economies. The practice of consumption and the spaces for goods are in continuous evolution, constantly eluding typological and functional definition. One of the objectives of this research, besides an attempt to explore not only the spaces but also the practices of consumption from the designer’s perspective, is to understand what mechanisms are at work, what competences, the roles which have impacted on, still impact on today and will continue to impact on this sector in the future.

Design Innovations for Contemporary Interiors and Civic Art

Design Innovations for Contemporary Interiors and Civic Art Book
Author : Crespi, Luciano
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-09-08
ISBN : 1522506675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In some post-industrial areas, re-designing structural interiors in an attractive way is becoming increasingly important to community members, as it helps promote local pride and a higher quality of life. Design Innovations for Contemporary Interiors and Civic Art examines novel techniques in structural designs in various cultural and social scenarios. Featuring innovative application methods, emergent trends, and research on tools being utilized in the field, this publication is a pivotal reference source for designers, researchers, practitioners, and professionals interested in interior design, urban culture, and structural aesthetics.

Cultural Theoretical and Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Interior Design

Cultural  Theoretical  and Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Interior Design Book
Author : Crespi, Luciano
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-02-07
ISBN : 1799828255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interior design can be considered a discipline that ranks among the worlds of art, design, and architecture and provides the cognitive tools to operate innovatively within the spaces of the contemporary city that require regeneration. Emerging trends in design combine disciplines such as new aesthetic in the world of art, design in all its ramifications, interior design as a response to more than functional needs, and as the demand for qualitative and symbolic values to be added to contemporary environments. Cultural, Theoretical, and Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Interior Design is an essential reference source that approaches contemporary project development through a cultural and theoretical lens and aims to demonstrate that designing spaces, interiors, and the urban habitat are activities that have independent cultural foundations. Featuring research on topics such as contemporary space, mass housing, and flexible design, this book is ideally designed for interior designers, architects, academics, researchers, industry professionals, and students.

Spaces of Consumption

Spaces of Consumption Book
Author : Jon Stobart,Andrew Hann,Victoria Morgan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN : 1136021183
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consumption is well established as a key theme in the study of the eighteenth century. Spaces of Consumption brings a new dimension to this subject by looking at it spatially. Taking English towns as its scene, this inspiring study focuses on moments of consumption – selecting and purchasing goods, attending plays, promenading – and explores the ways in which these were related together through the spaces of the town: the shop, the theatre and the street. Using this fresh form of analysis, it has much to say about sociability, politeness and respectability in the eighteenth century.

Introducing Human Geographies

Introducing Human Geographies Book
Author : Paul Cloke,Philip Crang,Mark Goodwin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-12-05
ISBN : 1134051387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introducing Human Geographies is the leading guide to human geography for undergraduate students, explaining new thinking on essential topics and discussing exciting developments in the field. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and coverage is extended with new sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, mobilities, non-representational geographies, population geographies, public geographies and securities. Presented in three parts with 60 contributions written by expert international researchers, this text addresses the central ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. Part I: Foundations engages students with key ideas that define human geography’s subject matter and approaches, through critical analyses of dualisms such as local-global, society-space and human-nonhuman. Part II: Themes explores human geography’s main sub-disciplines, with sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, cultural geographies, development geographies, economic geographies, environmental geographies, historical geographies, political geographies, population geographies, social geographies, urban and rural geographies. Finally, Part III: Horizons assesses the latest research in innovative areas, from mobilities and securities to non-representational geographies. This comprehensive, stimulating and cutting edge introduction to the field is richly illustrated throughout with full colour figures, maps and photos. These are available to download on the companion website, located at www.routledge.com/9781444135350.

Material Geographies of Household Sustainability

Material Geographies of Household Sustainability Book
Author : Andrew Gorman-Murray
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-13
ISBN : 131709946X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Charting new research directions, this book constructs a series of imperatives for linking culturally informed research around household sustainability with policy and planning. The household, or 'home', is a critical scale for understanding activities that connect individual behaviours and societal attitudes. The focus on the household in this collection provides a window into the sheer diversity of homemaking and maintenance activities that entail resource use. These practices have affective or emotive dimensions as well as habitual aspects. Diversity, innovation and change at the household scale is often missed in policy approaches which assume that simplistic economic motivations drive demand and this can in turn be 'managed' through regulation or market pricing. The research challenge extends beyond describing existing unsustainable economies driving resource intensive behaviour to consider realistic options for transformations in cultural practices, material relationships and, ultimately, the political economies they sit within. Without change in these systems, government initiatives to promote ecological modernisation run the risk of simply green-washing the very economies of consumption that currently drive unsustainable practices. Social and cultural change at the household level is critical to promoting sustainability at a range of wider scales.

Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law

Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law Book
Author : Mark Shepherd
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-07-18
ISBN : 1135125813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fully revised and updated second edition provides an indispensible guide to all those preparing to sit the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT). Mastering the LNAT provides comprehensive guidance on both the multiple choice section and essay section of the test, as well as analysis of previous test results, details of the procedure for sitting the test and how the results are calculated and used. The book also includes five practice tests for students to work through, along with complete sets of answers and explanations and a range of sample essays and essay plans. Presented in an accessible and easy to understand format, Shepherd offers a practical, hands-on insight into what universities are looking for from candidates. It includes; an introduction to the test and the part it plays in the overall application process; guidance on preparing for the LNAT and an explanation of the ways that you can improve your approach to the test; a guide to approaching MCQs (including an analysis of different types of possible questions and techniques for verifying answers); a guide to approaching essay questions; five sample test papers; answers and explanations for all MCQs; sample essays and essay plans. Mastering the LNAT is essential reading for those students wanting to give themselves the best possible chance of securing a place at the University of their Choice.

Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life

Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life Book
Author : Karen Lykke Syse,Martin Lee Mueller
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-20
ISBN : 1317747798
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does it mean to live a good life in a time when the planet is overheating, the human population continues to steadily reach new peaks, oceans are turning more acidic, and fertile soils the world over are eroding at unprecedented rates? These and other simultaneous harms and threats demand creative responses at several levels of consideration and action. Written by an international team of contributors, this book examines in-depth the relationship between sustainability and the good life. Drawing on wealth of theories, from social practice theory to architecture and design theory, and disciplines, such as anthropology and environmental philosophy, this volume promotes participatory action-research based approaches to encourage sustainability and wellbeing at local levels. It covers topical issues such the politics of prosperity, globalization, and indigenous notions of "the good life" and happiness". Finally it places a strong emphasis on food at the heart of the sustainability and good life debate, for instance binding the global south to the north through import and exports, or linking everyday lives to ideals within the dream of the good life, with cookbooks and shows. This interdisciplinary book provides invaluable insights for researchers and postgraduate students interested in the contribution of the environmental humanities to the sustainability debate.

John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption

John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption Book
Author : David Melville Craig
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780813925585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first book on the Victorian critic and public intellectual John Ruskin by a scholar of religion and ethics, this work recovers both Ruskin's engaged critique of economic life and his public practice of moral imagination. With its reading of Ruskin as an innovative contributor to a tradition of ethics concerned with character, culture, and community, this book recasts established interpretations of Ruskin's place in nineteenth-century literature and aesthetics, challenges nostalgic diagnoses of the supposed historical loss of virtue ethics, and demonstrates the limitations of any politics that eschews common purpose as vital to individual agency and social welfare. Although Ruskin's moralistic efforts did not always allow for democratic individuality, equality, and contestation, his eclecticism, Craig argues, helps to correct these problems. Further, Ruskin's interdisciplinary explorations of beauty, work, nature, religion, politics, and economic value reveal the ways in which his insights into the practical connections between aesthetics and ethics, and culture and character, might be applied to today’s debates about liberal modernity today. With the triumph of global capitalism, and the near-silence of any opposing voice, Ruskin’s model of an engaged reading of culture and his public practice of moral imagination deserve renewed attention. This book provides students in religion, politics, and social theory with a timely reintroduction to this timeless figure.

Code space

Code space Book
Author : Rob Kitchin,Martin Dodge
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0262042487
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rob Kitchin and Martin dodge examine software from a spatial perspective, analyzing the dyadic relationship of software and space. The production of space, they argue, is increasingly dependent on code, and code is written to produce space. Kitchin and Dodge argue that software, through its ability to do work in the world, transduces space. They develop a set of conceptual tools for identifying and understanding the interrelationship of software, space, and everyday life, and illustrate their argument with rich empirical material. And, finally, they issue a manifesto, calling for critical scholarship into the production and workings of code rather than simply the technologies it enables---a new kind of social science focused on explaining the social, economic, and spatial contours of software.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption Book
Author : Russell W. Belk,Rosa Llamas
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-07
ISBN : 1136253378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms. They, their teachers and their parents have been fundamentally affected by the digitization of text, images, sound, objects and signals. They interact socially, play games, shop, read, write, work, listen to music, collaborate, produce and co-produce, search and browse very differently than in the pre-digital age. Adopting emerging technologies easily, spending a large proportion of time online and multitasking are signs of the increasingly digital nature of our everyday lives. Yet consumer research is just beginning to emerge on how this affects basic human and consumer behaviours such as attention, learning, communications, relationships, entertainment and knowledge. The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption offers an introduction to the perspectives needed to rethink consumer behaviour in a digital age that we are coming to take for granted and which therefore often escapes careful research and reflective critical appraisal.

Public Finance in Theory and Practice Second edition

Public Finance in Theory and Practice Second edition Book
Author : Holley H. Ulbrich
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-03-01
ISBN : 1136726187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The events of the last decade have challenged the contemporary neo-classical synthesis in all branches of economics, but particularly public finance. The most notable feature of the 2nd edition of Public Finance in Theory and Practice is the infusion of behavioral economics throughout the text, with an end of chapter question inviting the student to apply a behavioral lens to some question or issue. There continues to be an emphasis on the importance of the institutional context, drawing on examples from many countries and emphasizing the role of lower level governments in a federal system. The first five chapters establish this context by reviewing the role of government in a market system, the description of government structure from an economic perspective, the basic data about revenue and expenditures, the elements of public choice, and the distributional role of government. The book has been substantially reorganized to put more emphasis on public expenditure. Expanded treatment of public goods includes common property resources and congestible or club goods. Expanded discussion of budgeting and cost-benefit analysis provides some practical application of the theory. Updated discussions of social security, public education and health care address these three major contemporary public finance issues. The traditional emphasis on revenue (taxes, fees and grants) has been retained but follows rather than precedes the discussion of expenditures.

Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapes

Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapes Book
Author : Manfred B. Steger,Anne McNevin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
ISBN : 1317985745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How do political ideologies and urban landscapes intersect in the context of globalization? This volume illuminates the production of ideologies as both discursive and spatial phenomena in distinct contributions that ground their analysis in cities of the Global North and South. From Sydney to Singapore, Hong Kong to Hanoi, Las Vegas to Macau, conventional public spaces are in decline as sites of ideological dissent. Instead, we are witnessing the colonisation of urban space by market globalism (today’s dominant global ideology) and securitised surveillance regimes. Against this backdrop, how should we interpret the proliferation of metaphors that claim to communicate the essence of global transformation? In what ways do space and language work together to normalise the truth claims of powerful ideological players? What kinds of social forces mobilise to contest the cooptation of language and space and to pose alternative local and global futures? This volume poses these questions against the collapse of old geographical scales and cartographic techniques for identifying the contours of civil society. The city acts as an entry point to a new spatial analytics of contemporary ideological forces. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.

Youth Space and Time

Youth  Space and Time Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2016-07-14
ISBN : 9004324585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book engages with the experience of space and time in youth cultures across the world. Putting together contemporary case studies on young cosmopolitans, young glocals and young protesters in cities on five continents, it analyzes new agoras in global cities.

Fitness Culture

Fitness Culture Book
Author : Roberta Sassatelli
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-08-16
ISBN : 0230292089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a sociological perspective on fitness culture as developed in commercial gyms, investigating the cultural relevance of gyms in terms of the history of the commercialization of body discipline, the negotiation of gender identities and distinction dynamics within contemporary cultures of consumption.

Spaces of Global Cultures

Spaces of Global Cultures Book
Author : Anthony King
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-08-02
ISBN : 1134644450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide. The first book to combine global and postcolonial theoretical approaches to the built environment and to illustrate these with examples, Spaces of Global Cultures argues for a more historical and interdisciplinary understanding of globalization: one that places material space and the built environment at the centre and calls for new theories to address new conditions.

Social Geography

Social Geography Book
Author : Vincent Del Casino, Jr.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-03-16
ISBN : 1405154993
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introducing the debates that inform current social geographic research and theory and interrogating the historical development of social geography, Social Geography: A Critical Introduction explores how urban and rural spaces are organized in ways that construct and maintain social inequality. Puts into context the assumptions of various strains of social geographic thought as they have developed historically Assists students in addressing key social geographic questions and methodologies Provides a showcase for cutting edge work in the field Is written in an accessible and lively style, setting out a wide breadth of social geographic research

The International Encyclopedia of Geography

The International Encyclopedia of Geography Book
Author : Douglas Richardson,Noel Castree,Michael F. Goodchild,Audrey Kobayashi,Weidong Liu,Richard A. Marston
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0470659637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The International Encyclopedia of Geography book written by Douglas Richardson,Noel Castree,Michael F. Goodchild,Audrey Kobayashi,Weidong Liu,Richard A. Marston, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Sustainable Luxury and Jewelry

Sustainable Luxury and Jewelry Book
Author : Ivan Coste-Manière,Miguel Ángel Gardetti
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-08-26
ISBN : 9811624542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses the current trends in luxury and jewelry and presents how to make these sustainable for a better future. In the age of sustainability, we increasingly see how designers and consumers begin to think beyond a product's look&feel and operation, and are especially concerned about what has happened during its manufacturing process and what will happen once its useful life comes to an end. Today, consumers value that every industrial product and process should be sustainable, beneficial for the people, the economy and the planet, and so is the case for jewelry.