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“…Thinking with Adorno (1978) we are not breaking away from reification: we remain inside an allegory of proper use and preconceived utility (Adorno 1978;Brown 1998). Adorno suspects that play might expose the secret life of things, but he cannot envisage a way out of the mirror of utilitarian consumption contained in the allegories of children's play (Brown 1998, p.953).…”
Section: Radical Social Imaginaries and The Co--options Of Materialsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Thinking with Adorno (1978) we are not breaking away from reification: we remain inside an allegory of proper use and preconceived utility (Adorno 1978;Brown 1998). Adorno suspects that play might expose the secret life of things, but he cannot envisage a way out of the mirror of utilitarian consumption contained in the allegories of children's play (Brown 1998, p.953).…”
Section: Radical Social Imaginaries and The Co--options Of Materialsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Firstly, there is misuse. We are taken from use value to mis--use value (Brown 1998), revealing the re--materialising and re--signifying effects of displacement and disrespect to function. Secondly, there is free--weaving.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…56 Various scholars have pointed out the dangers of conducting quantitative research on or extrapolating generalizations from court processes. Ending the analysis here, however, would leave unexplained the roles played by popular objects of consumption in their specific contexts.…”
Section: O N U S E L E S S I N S T Ru M E N T S O F P L E a S U R Ementioning
confidence: 99%
“…A turnaround appears on the horizon. With a growing number of largely descriptive and entertaining publications about such things as minor commodities to the historical importance of the screw (Rybczynski, 2000) written by journalists and scholars, there is attendant and growing interest in theorizing material life and culture from academics in various fields from archaeology (Schiffer, 1999) through cultural anthropology (Rose, 1995) and the sociology of science already mentioned, to literature (Brown, 1998).…”
Section: Omissions 1 Andmentioning
confidence: 99%