material culture

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Domestic space as a social total fact. Thinking by using photography. Peer review

Irène Sartoretti et Roberto Manuelli | 26.09.2020

How to produce a photographic essay with an esthetic, but also scientific, value? This is the starting point of our research on domestic interiors. By using photography as a method of analysis and at the same time communication, we wanted to explore links between furniture and great contemporary social issues, such as fragmentation of biographies, increasing mobilities, expanding possibilities of choice and ethic of individual performance. This article focuses on methodological choices regarding the use of photograph (comparability, neutrality [...]

Vers un nouveau « régime de consommation » ?

Daumas, Jean-Claude. 2018. La révolution matérielle. Une histoire de la consommation. France, XIXe-XXIe siècle. Paris : Flammarion.

Corinne Delmas | 06.09.2019

What is consumption ? How to write its history ? Who consumes what in France ? In what way ? Can we speak of a vast democratization movement ? La révolution matérielle. Une histoire de la consommation deals with all these questions. Jean-Claude Daumas gives us an epic account covering three centuries of national, economic, social and also material history. Distinguishing five periods, he evokes the evolution of the "world of goods" and their consumption from the middle of [...]