Download e-book for iPad: Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds by Susan Falls

By Susan Falls

ISBN-10: 1479810665

ISBN-13: 9781479810666

ISBN-10: 1479879908

ISBN-13: 9781479879908

Images of diamonds look in every single place in American
culture. and everybody who has a diamond has a narrative to inform approximately it. Our
stories approximately diamonds not just display what we do with those tiny
stones, but additionally recommend how we create price, that means, and id via our
interactions with fabric tradition in general.

Things develop into significant via our interactions with them, yet how do
people pass approximately making that means? What will we examine from an ethnography approximately the
production of id, construction of kinship, and use of diamonds
in realizing selves and social relationships? by means of what potential do
people situated inside of a globalized political-economy and a compelling
universe of advertisements have interaction in the community with those tiny polished

This ebook attracts on yr of fieldwork with diamond shoppers in
New York urban in addition to an research of the enduring De Beers campaign
that promised romance, prestige, and glamour to an individual who obtained a
diamond to teach that this thematic pool is only one source among
many that diamond proprietors draw upon to interact with their own
stones. the amount highlights the $64000 roles that memory,
context, and condition additionally play in shaping how humans interpret and then
use items in making own worlds. It indicates that besides
operating as matters in an ad-burdened universe, shoppers are
highly artistic, idiosyncratic, and theatrical agents.

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