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posted on 28.03.2022, 09:47 by Clementine Vanderkwast
We live in a culture flourishing with objects. These objects – pervasively powerful in their proliferation – demand critical analysis and investigation. This thesis, through an interdisciplinary textual analysis, interrogates the object in the consumer society. The authentic luxury object is analysed through application of the early work of Jean Baudrillard. By positing luxury as a concept, and a macroeconomic sector, this field of cultural and economic production is investigated from an interdisciplinary cultural studies perspective.The distinction between authentic, and inauthentic object is addressed in this thesis. This is shown through an investigation of the luxury sector, as well as the counterfeit sector. This thesis utilises a Baudrilllardian perspective to analyse the rigid macroeconomic sector of luxury.

History

Table of Contents

Chapter One. Introduction -- Chapter Two. Object -- Chapter Three. Luxury -- Chapter Four. Counterfeit -- Chapter Five. Conclusion -- Reference list.

Notes

Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 77-81

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Department, Centre or School

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Year of Award

2017

Principal Supervisor

Catharine Lumby

Rights

Copyright Clementine Vanderkwast 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (81 pages)

Former Identifiers

mq:70240 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1261646