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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Margareten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:22:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:22:14Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-01T08:31:14Z
dc.identifier.issn07255136en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0725513610388988en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36702
dc.description.abstractIt is often through conversations about household objects, jewellery or other items that the very subject of death is broached within families. Objects mediate and produce death discourse just as death mediates and produces value and meaning. The movement of objects within, across and between private/personal spaces and relationships, public spaces and relations, and commercial domains and relations is about value transformation. Value is a fluctuating, comparative or relative measure and in the sphere of personal life and spaces objects attain, maintain or transform in both value and meaning through the life course and through events such as death and bereavement. While objects are always on the move in consumer capitalism, bereavement and household disbandment instigate emotionally charged processes of decision-making about what things might mean, their value (and for whom) and where they should go. This paper examines shifting classifications of objects - sacred, profane and abject - in relation to shifting registers of meaning and economies of value. It argues that the same type of object can have quite different, even contradictory, value attributions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom54en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThesis Elevenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume103en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899en_US
dc.titleDeath and the Transformation of Objects and their Valueen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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