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Between Labour and Leisure: Steven Laurie and the Working-Class Consciousness

by Stephanie Vegh   From painting and sculpture to weaving and bricklaying, all crafts and trades were once equally recognized as acts of art, united by the common human need to make and counting among their number all forms of manufacture that could derive from the word’s Latin root in “making by hand.” As recently […]

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reference texts

Resource Texts and Articles: Chopped Chromed Customized Communities and Consumption Spray Paint: How an Object Became an Object and a Subculture Peeps, Beemers and Scooby-doos: Exploring Community Value amongst Scottish Car Cruisers Why Do Brands Cause Trouble? A Dialectical Theory of Consumer Culture and Branding Postmodernism and Punk Subculture: Cultures of Authenticity and Deconstruction Subculture […]

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Customized: Automobiles and Advertising Three Decades of Self-Made Automobiles

George Widodo Kerri Steinberg History of Graphic Design April 28, 2012   The purpose of this essay is to examine the historical, cultural, racial and political significance of car modifications through the perspective of advertising in the golden age (1950s – 1970s). Web link article

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Masculinities and Culture

John Beynon Open University Press Celtic Court 22 Ballmoor Buckingham MK18 1XW email: enquiries@openup.co.uk world wide web: www.openup.co.uk and 325 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA First Published 2002 Copyright © John Beynon, 2002  

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Spray Paint: How an Object Became an Object and a Subculture

by Robert Weide Objects, Consumption and Desire Professor Harvey Molotch & Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett www.nyu.edu/classes/bkg/objectsblog/archives/spray.pdf

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Lowrider Cruising Spaces

By Ben Chappell Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies University of Texas at Austin, USA benchapl@mail.utexas.edu This paper will be published in the forthcoming volume edited by Marc Priewe: Representations of Chicano/a Cultures *excerpt from beginning of text: Lowriders are cars customized and driven in U.S. cities mostly by Mexican Americans in the southwest. In […]

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Why Bass? A Deeper Look At The Broad Appeal Of Lower Frequencies

By Aaron Nemec *excerpt from beginning of text: “It is a daily occurrence that I cross paths with loud music being emitted from another car. I may recognize the song or the artist, but for the most part neither particularly matters because often (if not usually) the song itself is diminished amongst deep bass vibrations. […]

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One Piece at a Time

One Piece at a Time There is an evocative legend preserved in Johnny Cash’s 1976 recording “One Piece at a Time”. The song tells of a GM line-worker who embezzles auto parts to construct a Cadillac he would otherwise not be able to afford with his salary. At shift’s end the worker leaves the plant […]

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