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The Resource Unpacking IKEA : Swedish design for the purchasing masses, Pauline Garvey

Unpacking IKEA : Swedish design for the purchasing masses, Pauline Garvey

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Unpacking IKEA : Swedish design for the purchasing masses
Title
Unpacking IKEA
Title remainder
Swedish design for the purchasing masses
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Garvey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book represents the first anthropological ethnography of Ikea consumption and goes to the heart of understanding the unique and at times frantic popularity of this iconic transnational store. Based on a year of participant observation in Stockholm's Kungens Kurva store--the largest in the world--this book places the retailer squarely within the realm of the homebuilding efforts of individuals in Stockholm and to a lesser degree in Dublin. Ikea, the world's largest retailer, is the focus of intense popular fascination internationally, yet is rarely subject to in-depth anthropological inquiry. In Unpacking IKEA, Garvey explores why Ikea is never 'just a brand' for her respondents, and questions why it is described in terms of a cultural package, as everyday and classless. Using in-depth interviews with householders over several years, this ethnographic study follows the furniture from the Ikea store outwards to probe what people actually take home with them
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1971-
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Garvey, Pauline
Dewey number
749.09485
Index
index present
LC call number
NK2595
LC item number
.G37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ikea (Firm)
  • Furniture design
  • Industrial design
  • Product differentiation
Label
Unpacking IKEA : Swedish design for the purchasing masses, Pauline Garvey
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Unpacking IKEA -- Benign intervention : IKEA showrooms as tableaux-vivant -- Home staging, housing theatre : design, domesticity and the people's home -- Standardisation, democracy and equality : design for the many people -- Storage solutions, clutter and containment -- Still life? : circulation, mobility and emotion -- Epilogue: design dispersed
Control code
9781315760704
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315760704
Other control number
10.4324/9781315760704
System control number
(OCoLC)1004970700
Label
Unpacking IKEA : Swedish design for the purchasing masses, Pauline Garvey
Publication
Contents
Unpacking IKEA -- Benign intervention : IKEA showrooms as tableaux-vivant -- Home staging, housing theatre : design, domesticity and the people's home -- Standardisation, democracy and equality : design for the many people -- Storage solutions, clutter and containment -- Still life? : circulation, mobility and emotion -- Epilogue: design dispersed
Control code
9781315760704
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 161 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315760704
Other control number
10.4324/9781315760704
System control number
(OCoLC)1004970700

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