ABSTRACT

Molotch takes us on a fascinating exploration into the worlds of technology, design, corporate and popular culture. We now see how corporations, designers, retailers, advertisers, and other middle-men influence what a thing can be and how it is made. We see the way goods link into ordinary life as well as vast systems of consumption, economic and political operation. The book is a meditation into the meaning of the stuff in our lives and what that stuff says about us.

chapter 1|21 pages

Lash-Ups: Goods and bads

chapter 2|30 pages

Inside Stuff: How Professionals Do It

chapter 3|36 pages

Form and Function

chapter 4|39 pages

Changing Goods

chapter 5|30 pages

Venues and Middlemen

chapter 6|32 pages

Place in Product

chapter 8|35 pages

Moral Rules