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Applying Economics

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explores the economics of several everyday issues. The first part explains the determinants of different salaries, while the second explains why brands are so valuable. The next part ... More


Consumption, materiality, and markets

Elizabeth Shove and Luis Araujo

in Reconnecting Marketing to Markets

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578061
eISBN:
9780191738043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578061.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter considers the role of materiality in mundane consumption. It argues that mundane, everyday consumption should be understood as inextricably linked to actors' engagements in practices. It ... More


The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

When cash-strapped local governments don’t provide adequate services, and planning policies prioritize economic development over community needs, what is a concerned citizen to do? In the ... More


Dawn of the DAW: The Studio as Musical Instrument

Adam Patrick Bell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190296605
eISBN:
9780190296643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190296605.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dawn of the DAW tells the story of how the dividing line between the traditional roles of musicians and recording studio personnel (producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, technicians, ... More


French Queer Cinema

Nick Rees-Roberts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634187
eISBN:
9780748651160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at queer self-representation in contemporary auteur film and experimental video in France. Whilst there is growing research on representations of queer sexualities in France, this is ... More


Do Biosensors Biomedicalize? Sites of Negotiation in DNA-Based Biosensing Data Practices

Mette Kragh-Furbo, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, and Celia Roberts

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter analyses what happens to data in 'direct-to-consumer' genetic tests. The distributed forms of work surrounding this data make it anything but ‘direct-to-consumer’. The chapter addresses ... More


I’ve Created a Monster! (And So Can You)

Cory Doctorow

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein resonated in 19th century England, and still speaks to us today, because it captures people’s anxieties about the effects of runaway technological change. But ... More


Introduction

Nick Rees-Roberts

in French Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634187
eISBN:
9780748651160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory explains the theme of this book, which is about French queer cinema. The book aims to document forms of contemporary queer representation through coverage of auteur film, ... More


Constructive Deviance: What Is DIY Urban Design? And What Is It Not?

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter defines do-it-yourself urban design in detail. It does so first in contrast to existing social science perspectives (in sociology, criminology, art criticism, psychology, and critical ... More


Everyday Urban Flux: Temporary Urbanism in East Asia as Insurgent Planning

Jeffrey Hou

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0011
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter examines the flexibility and fluidity of urban spaces in selected cities in East Asia focusing on their spatial, temporal, and cultural dimensions. Rather than random occurrences or ... More


Introduction

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter looks at the activities people in low-income neighbourhoods are doing in order to improve the places where they live. It first discusses DIY community action, which is used ... More


Freifunk: When Technology and Politics Assemble into Subversion

Gregers Petersen

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The chapter traces the lines that weave together wireless technology and subversive politics in Berlin, Germany. It examines a new wireless networking paradigm, and the creation of a free ... More


Reimagined Old-Time Music Cultures in the Trainhopping Punk Rock South

Daniel S. Margolies

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the first consideration of a little known network of radical musicians which has coalesced in the last decade into a vibrant new subculture within the broader (but still ... More


Theaters of Rugged Consumerism

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Utopian versions of American rugged consumerism emerged from the material limitations of the nation's counterculture theaters during the late sixties. In keeping with ... More


From Drug Murder to Door Ceremony: Claiming Buildings, Building Claims

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter One introduces the history, and pre-history, of squatting on the Lower East Side through the story of one block of East 13th Street. Chapter One opens with the narratives of a small group of ... More


Rooms to a Teen’s Tastes

Jason Reid

in Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226409214
eISBN:
9780226409351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 looks at the changes to teen room decor that emerged after the Second World War. Several trends are emphasized, including the growing spending power of teenagers, the means by which ... More


Alloyed: Countercultural Bricoleurs and the Design Science Revival

Andrew Kirk

in Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226372884
eISBN:
9780226373072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373072.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1960s and 70s an ad hoc collection of countercultural designers united to celebrate the partnership of made and born, science and craft, nature and culture working toward an early version of ... More


Conclusion

Karen M. Dunak

in As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737811
eISBN:
9780814764763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter examines recent wedding trends as well as the Americans' varying degrees of interest in and varied responses to weddings by focusing on three high-profile nuptials: Prince ... More


Introduction

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The first chapter introduces and defines the phenomenon of DIY urban design: unauthorized yet intentionally functional and civic-minded improvements to urban spaces, in forms inspired by official ... More


Engaging the Idiot in Participatory Digital Urbanism

Jennifer Gabrys

in Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693122
eISBN:
9781452954356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter eight considers the versions of participation that are enabled within DIY digital urbanism projects and platforms, and explores the ways in which the “idiot” might emerge as a non-compliant ... More


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