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Życie rzeczy w powojennej Polsce
The life of objects in post-war Poland

Author(s): Agata Zborowska
Subject(s): Cultural history, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: objects; images; post-war period; shortage; looting; social conceptualizations
Summary/Abstract: An analysis of the role and meaning of objects in the post-war period of shortages. The book makes use of official documents, diaries and memoirs, fiction, films, photographs, posters, treated as sources of knowledge on the ways of functioning of objects and their perception. Three case studies organized around the category of "found", "guest" and "new" objects illustrate the relations between objects and subjects.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-3964-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-3956-8
  • Page Count: 368
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish