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The Resource Lifebuoy men, lux women : commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe, Timothy Burke

Lifebuoy men, lux women : commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe, Timothy Burke

Label
Lifebuoy men, lux women : commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe
Title
Lifebuoy men, lux women
Title remainder
commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How do people come to need products they never even knew they wanted? How, for example, did indigenous Zimbabweans of the 1940s begin to believe that they required Lifebuoy soap? Offering a glimpse into the intimate workings of modern colonialism and global capitalism, Timothy Burke takes up these questions in Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women, a study of post-World War II commodity culture in Zimbabwe. With particular attention to cosmetic products and the contrast between colonial and pre-colonial ideas of cleanliness, Burke examines the role played by commodity culture, changing patterns of consumption, and the spread of advertising in the making of modern Zimbabwe. His work combines history, anthropology, and political economy to show how the development of commodification in the region relates to the social history of hygiene. Within this framework, and drawing on a wide variety of historical sources, Burke explores dense interactions between commodity culture and embodied aspects of race, gender, sexuality, domesticity, health, and aesthetics in a colonial society. Rather than viewing the production of needs simply as an imposition from above, Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women shows what heterogeneous and complex processes, involving the aims and histories of both colonizers and colonized, produced these changes in Zimbabwean society."--Book cover
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1964-
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Burke, Timothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9999.S73
LC item number
Z553 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Body, commodity, text
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soap trade
  • Hygiene products
  • Rural health
Label
Lifebuoy men, lux women : commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe, Timothy Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33282205
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780822317623
Isbn Type
(pa : alk. paper)
Lccn
95044291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lifebuoy men, lux women : commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe, Timothy Burke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33282205
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780822317623
Isbn Type
(pa : alk. paper)
Lccn
95044291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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