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Secondhand by Adam Minter

Adam Minter, Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale, Bloomsbury, 2019 Downsizing. Decluttering. A parent’s death. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local...

CFP: Changing Secondhand Economies

Business History Call for Papers for a Special Issue Changing Secondhand Economies For a special issue of Business History on Secondhand Economies, we invite original research papers focusing on secondhand markets and economies involving a variety of commodities ranging from used clothing, pre-owned cars, and antiquities, to recycled ships and...

Appel à com: Second-hand and vintage as the circulation of material culture: ownership, power, morality

The current recycling trend – reusing of clothes, furniture, household goods or building material – captures several contemporary social dynamics. It can be read as linked to the interest in cultural heritage in late modernity: home- and lifestyle magazines feature advice about how to create authenticity and a connection with the past through decorating with memorabilia, unique finds from flea markets, or furniture with a history. It can also be understood as a critique against the current rate of consumption, seen as unsustainable, both in terms of how goods are produced, and their impact on the environment.

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