This chapter examines Mass Observation writing about gift exchanges and reflects upon Theodore Adorno's 1951 essay that the practice of giving presents is being forgotten. It makes a case for attachment between people and things that remains throughout process of commodification of everyday life.
|Title of host publication||Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture|
|Editors||A. Moran, S. O’Brien|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Aug 2014|
|Name||History and Culture of Design|